December 19, 1941
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
Saturday, December 20, 1941
AVG: The first battle of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) "Flying
Tigers" takes place over Kunming.
FEAF: The air echelon of the 30th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 19th Bombardment Group (Heavy), transfers from Clark Field to Batchelor Field near Darwin with B-17's. The ground echelon is reassigned to the 5th Interceptor Command (Provisional) and will fight as infantry as infantry on Luzon.
IJA: Japanese forces land at Davao and Mindanao.
IJN: Off Cape Mendocino, Humboldt County, California SS Emidio is sunk by Japanese submarine I-17.
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