THe Lundington Daily News 27 Jan 1942
File To- a of city the is a six approaching are city be The as Mr. of Two Jap Bombers Are Shot Down and One Other Is Reported Disabled WASHINGTON— (/P) —Two American pursuit planes shot down two Japanese dive bombers and disabled a third in the Philippine islands in the last 34 hours. In a communique telling of this the war department said General Douglas MacArthur also reported that two of his motor torpedo boats engaged a formation of enemy dive bombers, hitting three of them which when last seen by the Americans were smoking and losing altitude rapidly. At the same time, the department announced that Major General James E. Chaney, ranking army member of tht American military mission in London, had taken over command of all United States army forces in the United Kingdom. This includes the forces whose arrival in Northern Ireland Monday under Major General Russell P. Hartle, already has been announced.