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November 8, 1942
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SUNDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 1942

ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): In the Aleutians there is an intermittent air alert. A Weather aircraft returns due to icing.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): B-25s bomb the radio station and airfield on Gasmata. A-20s hit forces in the Oivi area as Australian ground forces push over the Owen Stanley Range; Fifth AF transports fly the final elements of the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division, from Port Moresby to Wanigela Airfield; the 80th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group moves from Port Moresby to Milne Bay with P-39s and P-400s. The 64th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 43d Bombardment Group (Heavy), moves from Iron Range to Mareeba with B-17s. Crash landed is P-40E pilot Howard (survived)



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