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December 16, 1941
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Monday, December 16, 1941
FEAF: P-40E Warhawk piloted by 1st Lieutenant Boyd D. Wagner of the 17th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor), 24th Pursuit Group (Interceptor), leads a dive-bombing raid on Vigan Airfield and claims his fifth aircraft, thereby becoming the first US Army Air Force "ace" in World War II.

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