February 1942



TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 1942

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force):  Air echelon of the 88th Reconnaisssance Squadron (Heavy), 7th Bombardment Group (Heavy), begins a movement from Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii to the Fiji Islands with B-17's. The ground echelon is enroute from Australia to India.

THURSDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 1942

ZONE OF INTERIOR

(10th Air Force):  HQ 10th Air Force is activated at Patterson Field, Fairfield, Ohio.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force):  Air echelon of the 88th Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy), 7th Bombardment Group (Heavy), arrives at Nandi Airport, Fiji Islands from the Territory of Hawaii with B-17's. The ground echelon is enroute from Australia to India.

SUNDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 1942

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA (CBI) THEATER OF OPERATIONS:  Japanese forces on the Malay Peninsula capture Singapore.

TUESDAY, 17 FEBRUARY 1942

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force):  The air echeon of the 88th Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy), 7th Bombardment Group (Heavy), departs Nandi Airport, Fiji Islands from Australia with B-17's. The ground echelon is enroute Australia to India.

FRIDAY, 20 FEBRUARY 1942

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force):   Detachment of the 22d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) and air echelon of 88th Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy), 7th Bombardment Group (Heavy), arrive at Townsville, Australia from Fiji Island with B-17's. The detachment of the 22d is under control of the USN. Ground echelon of the 22d is at Jogjakarta, Java; ground echelon of 88th is enroute from Australia to India.

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