February 16, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
MONDAY, 16 FEBRUARY 1942
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): HQ 49th Pursuit Group (Interceptor)
and 7th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) transfer from Melbourne to Bankstown,
Australia with P-40's; the 8th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) transfers from
Melbourne to Canberra with P-40's. Air echelon of the 16th Bombardment Squadron
, 27th Bombardment Group, transfers from Brisbane to Batchelor with A-24s. The ground echelon is on Bataan.
NEIAF: Lost on a convoy attack is B-10 M-531 (MIA).