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June 29, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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MONDAY, 29 JUNE 1942

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA (10th Air Force): Colonel Robert C. Oliver assumes command of the X Air Service Command. 9th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 7th Bombardment Group (attached to USAMEAF) departs India for Palestine with B-17s. Ground echelon leaves from Allahabad and air echelon leaves from Baumrauli, India.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): During the night of June 28-29 B-17s hit Lakunai Airfield and Lae Airfield. 35th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group moves from Port Moresby to Woodstock with P-39s.

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