December 1942



TUESDAY, 1 DECEMBER 1942

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Tenth Air Force):  The 9th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron flies its first combat mission with F-4s from its base at Karachi, India with a detachment at Kunming, China; the squadron arrived at Karachi on 24 Jul.

FRIDAY, 11 DECEMBER 1942

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Tenth Air Force):  In the Andaman Islands, B-24s of the India Air Task Force attack shipping at Port Blair, with negative results.

THURSDAY, 17 DECEMBER 1942

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Tenth Air Force):  China Air Task Force aircraft bomb Lashio, Burma.

SUNDAY, 20 DECEMBER 1942

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Tenth Air Force):  In Burma, China Air Task Force bombers hit Lashio.

In India, Japanese aircraft bomb Calcutta and vicinity, hitting docks, shipping and airfields in the area.

TUESDAY, 22 DECEMBER 1942

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Tenth Air Force):  In Burma, China Air Task Force aircraft bomb Lashio.

SATURDAY, 26 DECEMBER 1942

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Tenth Air Force):  In Thailand, 12 India Air Task Force B-24s bomb the railroad station, dock area, arsenal, and power plant at Bangkok.

In Burma, China Air Task Force B-25s hit Lashio.

In China, a large force of enemy aircraft attempt to raid Yunnani Airfield. They are intercepted by P-40s of the 16th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group, and four Japanese aircraft are shot down.

MONDAY, 28 DECEMBER 1942

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Tenth Air Force):  In Burma, China Air Task Force B-25s, with fighter support, hit Magwe.

TUESDAY, 29 DECEMBER 1942

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Tenth Air Force):  In Burma, twelve B-24s attack shipping in the vicinity of Rangoon.

THURSDAY, 31 DECEMBER 1942 (NEW YEAR'S EVE)

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Tenth Air Force):  In Burma, P-40s on armed reconnaissance hit railroad targets of opportunity from Naba to Pinbaw.

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