February 10, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 1942
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, 7th Air Force): 12th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor),
50th Pursuit Group (Interceptor), arrives on Christmas Island, Line from
the US with
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): Air echelon of the 88th Reconnaisssance
Squadron (Heavy), 7th Bombardment Group (Heavy), begins a movement from Hickam
Field to Fiji with B-17's. The ground echelon is
enroute from Australia to India.
Australia: DH.83 Fox Moth "Irene" VH-UUS departs New Guina for Australia.