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May 18, 1942
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MONDAY, 18 MAY 1942

CARIBBEAN: The United States and Panama sign an agreement concerning the use and defense of the Panama Canal and Canal Zone (C.Z.).

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (5th Air Force): HQ 19th Bombardment Group and 93d Bombardment Squadron transfers from Garbutt Field to Longreach with B-17's. Detachment of 28th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 19th Bombardment Group (Heavy), ceases operating from Perth and returns to Longreach with B-17's. B-17's bomb shipping in Koepang Bay. Lost at Townsville is P-39 piloted by Plain (KIA, BR). Lost are G4M1 Betty pilot Oyama (KIA), G4M1 Betty pilot Inoue (force landed) and P-39F 41-7191 (pilot MIA).

Port Moresby Air Raid - May 18, 1942

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