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May 1, 1942
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FRIDAY, 1 MAY 1942

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA (10th Air Force): X Air Service Command is activated under command of Brigadier General Elmer E Adler.

AUSTRALIA - P-39 Airacobras on a ferry flight from Townsville via Cooktown to Port Moresby. They ran into a heavy storm near Horn Island and force landed. Lost are P-39D 41-6951 (survived), P-39F 41-7215 (survived), P-39F 41-7216 (survived) and P-39 pilot Love (KIA).



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