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February 10, 1942
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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 P-39's.

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.



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