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March 29, 1942
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SUNDAY, 29 MARCH 1942

SWPA, 5th Air Force: 19th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 22d Bombardment Group (Medium), transfers from Ipswich to Townsville with B-26's; first mission is 6 Apr. 93d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 19th Bombardment Group (Heavy), transfers from Melbourne to Cloncurry, Australia with B-17's; ground echelon is on Bataan and Mindanao; first mission is July 23, 1942.

USMC: Marines arrive on Efate in New Hebrides including Marine Fighting Squadron 212 (VMF-212) ground echelon at Port Vila Airfield.



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