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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