December 26, 1941
Today in World War II Pacific History
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Friday, December 26, 1941
US Army: General MacArthur declares Manila to be an "open city" in the
hopes of sparing it from attack. MacArthur's tactic fails as the Japanese bomb
the city the next day.
IJN: Six A6M2 Zeros from the 3rd Kokutai took off from Davao on an attack against Lake Tondano Seaplane Base (MVK Kalkas). During the attack, five flying boats were sunk including: Do-24K X-11, Do-24K X-12 and Do-24K X-25 of GVT.2 and Do-24K X-25 of GVT.5 and S-43B Baby Clipper PK-AFT.
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