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April 1, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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WEDNESDAY, 1 APRIL 1942

USA: The United States goverment begins the relocation of Japanese-Americans to interment camps in the United States.

(SWPA, 5th Air Force): During Apr, HQ 16th, 17th and 91st Bombardment Squadrons, 27th Bombardment Group are established at Charters Towers while the ground echelon remains on Bataan.

At sunset, the crew of B-17E 41-2446 (aka "Swamp Ghost") led by Captain Frederick "Fred" C. Eaton aboard MV Matoma reach Fairfax Harbor off Port Moresby, thirty-seven days after force landing in a swamp on the north coast of New Guinea.

U. S. Army: General Douglas MacArthur earns the Medal of Honor despite his having spent no time in actual combat in the Philippines.



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