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December 12, 1941
Today in World War II Pacific History
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Friday, December 12, 1941
USMC: F4F Wildcats sink four Japanese vessels off Wake Island, the first significant American victory of the Pacific war.

IJA: Japanese forces begin their amphibious landing at Lingayen Gulf on Luzon. More than 100 Japanese aircraft hit Clark Field, Batangas and Olongapo.

FEAF: No hits are scored by the single B-17 that is sent against Japanese transports at Vigan. The 3d Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor), 24th Pursuit Group (Interceptor), transfers from Nichols to Ternate and operating from Del Carmon with P-40's.

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