March 29, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
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.