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April 6, 1942
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MONDAY, 6 APRIL 1942

(10th Air Force): Ten Pan American Airways DC-3s begin hauling 30,000 gallons of fuel and 500 gallons of lubricants from Calcutta to Asansol, completing the mission on the following day. This fuel is subsequently transferred via Dinjan to China. The fuel is positioned to refuel B-25 Mitchells from the "Doolittle Raid" led by Colonel James H Doolittle on April 18, 1942 after bombing Japan. The B-25s are already at sea aboard USS Hornet (CV-8).

(SWPA, 5th Air Force): 11th and 22d Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy), 7th Bombardment Group (Heavy), begin a transfer without personnel and equipment to the US. They will be established at Columbia AAB, South Carolina on 26 April, be re-equipped with B-25's and transfer to India in July 1942.



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