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July 24, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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FRIDAY, 24 JULY 1942

USAAF: Delivered to the US Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-17F Flying Fortress 41-24520.

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA (CBI) (10th AF): 9th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, Tenth AF, arrives at Karachi from the US with F-4s; first mission is December 1, 1942.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, 7th AF): 394th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 5th Bombardment Group (Heavy), moves from Bellows Field to Hickam Field with B-17s and continues flying patrols over the Pacific.

SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Joint Chiefs of Staff): 431st Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 11th Bombardment Group (Heavy), arrives at Viti Levu, Fiji with B-17s.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th AF): B-26s, A-24s, and fighters continue to pound AA positions and enemy troops at Gona as the Japanese continue to push inland. HQ 19th Bombardment Group and 28th and 30th Bombardment Squadrons move from Longreach to Mareeba with B-17s.

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