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Today in World War II History—Sept. 3, 1942

Patch of the US Fifth Air Force

Patch of the US Fifth Air Force

75 Years Ago—Sept. 3, 1942: US Fifth Air Force reactivated (formerly Far East Air Force) under Lt. Gen. George Kenney in Brisbane, Australia, for US forces in Australia and New Guinea.

First US cargo flight to Guadalcanal (Navy R4Ds).