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July 1942: United We Stand
Air Power
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Beginning with Pearl Harbor, the Japanese launched a series of successful air attacks against U.S. forces in the Pacific. By mid-1942, however, the tide had started to turn. American air power gained strength and claimed a decisive victory at the Battle of Midway in June. Meanwhile, on July 4, the U.S. Army Air Forces flew their first combat missions in Europe with Britain’s Royal Air Force, bombing German air bases in Holland.

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