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Today in World War II History—Feb. 5, 1942

Patches of the US Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eleventh Air Forces

Patches of the US Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eleventh Air Forces

75 Years Ago—Feb. 5, 1942: Japanese begin bombarding Singapore from Malaya.

First US C-47 cargo plane lost in combat, strafed by Japanese Zeros on Bathurst Island, Australia.

US National Naval Medical Center is established in Bethesda, MD.

US Far East Air Force renamed Fifth Air Force; Caribbean AF renamed Sixth AF; Hawaiian AF renamed Seventh AF; Alaskan AF renamed Eleventh AF.