March 1940

Mc Arthur

AUSTRALIA: On the day after General Douglas MacArthur arrived in

> Australia, the USAAF operational strength consists of about 213

> combat aircraft, i.e., 12 B-17 Flying Fortresses, 27 A-24 Dauntless

> dive bombers, several miscellaneous light and medium bombers, 33 P-39

> and 52 P-400 Airacobras, 92 P-40s and miscellaneous transport and

> other noncombat aircraft.



Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra record one of their biggest musical successes, "Green Eyes" featuring vocalists Helen OâConnell and Bob Eberly. The record became one of Decca Recordsâ all-time greats. This record was on the Pop Charts for 21 weeks and was Number 1 for four weeks.


More great historical moments. Gen McArthur and Jimmy Dorsey! :pdt::pdt12:

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"

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