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March 7, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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BURMA: British Army retreats from Rangoon (Yangoon).

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): 22nd Bombardment Group (Medium) HQ transfers from Brisbane to Ipswich.

USN: Patrol Wing 10 (PatWing 10) completed withdrawal from the Philippines and Netherlands East Indies (NEI) to established their headquarters in Perth and will begin patroling off Western Australia.

The practicability of using a radio sonobuoy in aerial anti-submarine warfare was demonstrated in an exercise conducted off New London by the K-5 blimp and USS S-20 (SS-125) submarine. The buoy could detect the sound of the submerged submarine's propellers at distances up to three miles, and radio reception aboard the blimp was satisfactory up to five miles.

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