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17th Squadron 19th Bomb Group 19th Group 24th Pursuit Group 2nd Lt 5th Air 5th Air Force ABDACOM aboard Air Corps Air Force airfield American antiaircraft Army arrived attack Australia Bandoeng base Bataan Bombardment Group Brereton Brett Captain Clark Field clouds Colonel combat Combs command convoy Corregidor crews cruiser Darwin December December 24 destroyers Diary dive bombers Dutch Dyess enemy engines Eubank evacuation FEAF February feet fighter Filipino fire flew flight flown flying Fort McKinley four George ground guns Headquarters heavy Ibid Islands January Japanese Japs Java Jogjakarta Kendari Kennard land Lieutenant loaded Luzon Malang Manila miles Mindanao mission Monte morning Naval Nichols Field Nielson Field night officers operations orders Palembang patrol personnel Philippines pilots planes Pursuit Squadron Provisional radio raid reached reconnaissance Robenson Sheppard Statement ship shot Soerabaja staff strafing Tjilatjap took transports troops trucks turned Zeros
Pagina 75 - Wilson pushed the armed ship bill through congress and declared that a state of war existed between the United States and the Central Powers : Force without stint or limit, force to the utmost.
Pagina 57 - ... restricting you to a course of action that might jeopardize your defense. Prior to hostile Japanese action you are directed to undertake such reconnaissance and other measures as you deem necessary but these measures should be carried out so
Pagina 369 - All men of fighting units for whom there are arms must continue to fight without thought of evacuation, but air forces which can more usefully operate in battle from bases outside Java and all air personnel for whom there are no aircraft and such troops particularly technicians as cannot contribute to defence of Java should be withdrawn. With respect to personnel who cannot contribute to defence, general policy should be to withdraw US and Australian personnel to Australia.
Pagina 372 - Bataan or Corregidor must be fixed at level to insure utmost energy and daring on part of masters. At same time dispatch blockade runners from Australia with standard rations and small amounts of ammunition on each. Movement must be made on broad front over many routes. . . . Only indomitable determination and pertinacity will succeed and success must be ours. Risks will be great. Rewards must be proportional.
Pagina 57 - This policy should not comma repeat not comma be construed as restricting you to a course of action that might jeopardize the successful defense of the Philippines period Prior to hostile Japanese action you are directed to take such reconnaissance and other measures as you deem necessary...
Pagina 196 - You will proceed to the south with your Headquarters, Far East Air Force. Your mission is to organize advanced operating bases from which, with the Far East Air Force, you can protect the lines of communications, secure bases in Mindanao, and support the defense of the Philippines by the US Army Forces in the Far East.
Pagina 82 - Eubank's recollection of his exact words, that " if Clark Field is attacked, we won't be able to operate on it," and turning to Colonel Brady, who was listening in on another line, Brereton instructed him to make a note of the conversation. But apparently the request to take offensive action was still refused. Almost immediately after this, Eubank and Walsh, who had been at Air Headquarters for over an hour and a half, left for Clark Field with instructions to prepare for both the reconnaissance...
Pagina 57 - Pursuant to instructions contained in your radio 624 air reconnaissance has been extended and intensified in conjunction with the Navy. Ground security measures have been taken within the limitations imposed by present state of development of this theatre of operations. Everything is In readiness for the conduct of a successful defense.