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January 30, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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CENTRAL PACIFIC (Hawaiian Air Force): B-17's of Task Group 8.9 (TG 8.9) returns to Hawaii having completed a mission that started on January 16, 1942 which afforded a pioneer look at the problem of air operations over vast Pacific areas, especially navigation problems and servicing aircraft.

USN: The Secretary authorized a glider program for the U.S. Marine Corps consisting of small and large types in sufficient numbers for the training and transportation of two battalions of 900 men each.

RAAF: Junkers G 31 Trimotor VH-UOW operated by Guinea Airways is impressed into service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

USA: At the Good Shepherd Church a memorial service is held for S1c Paul Z. Hollenbach who died aboard USS Arizona BB-39 sunk December 7, 1941. He remains listed as Missing In Action (MIA) to this day.

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