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March 31, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): 8th Bombardment Squadron, 3rd Bombardment Group transfers from Charters Towers to Port Moresby with A-24 Dive Bombers with their first mission April 1, 1942.

IJN: Lost is G3M2 Nell pilot CPO1c Takeo Harada on a solo suicide bombing mission over 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby.

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