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February 16, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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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).

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