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December 29, 1941
Today in World War II Pacific History
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Monday, December 29, 1941
Alaska: In response to repeated requests by the Alaska Command to the War Department for additional aircraft, 77th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 42d Bombardment Group (Medium), arrives at Elmendorf Field with thirteen B-26's.

FEAF: Major General Lewis H Brereton, Commanding General Far East Air Force, arrives at his new headquarters at Darwin. Colonel Harold H George remains at Manila in command of the air elements left in the Philippines, the chief center of Army Air Force activity in the southern Philippines being Del Monte Airfield where air personnel are under the command of Major Ray T. Ellsmore. (Brigadier General George is killed in an aircraft accident near Darwin on April 29, 1942. Victorville Airfield is renamed George AFB on 2 Jun 1950 in his memory.) The ground echelon of the 16th Bombardment Squadron, 27th Bombardment Group, transfers from Cabcaben to Bataan. The air echelon is operating from Brisbane.

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