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USAAF P-40’s in Java – Part Four

The Bali Ambush – 20th Squadron to Java The USAT President Polk, a cargo liner pressed into service as an Army transport, sailed from San Francisco on December 18, 1941 without escort, en-route for Mindanao. As the situation in the Philippines … Continue reading

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American Troops on Timor in 1942

“… a volunteer is a guy who forgot to step backwards with the rest…”, 2nd  lieutenant Charles H Burnside must have thought when he was asked to volunteer for a special job. He and 15 men of “B” battery, 147th … Continue reading

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