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Squadron of Bombing Planes Will Arrive In Fairbanks Nov. 1 Two Hundred and Forty-one Officers ond Soldiers, Exclusive of Dependents, Will Be Sent to Ladd Field Air Station Before November 1; Nine Botnbsrs To Be Ffown Here from McChord Field, Tacoma TACOMA, Sept. 4.—Ground troops being stationed in Alaska as part of the revitalized national defense program will be bulwarked by bombing planes before-November 1, McChord Field officers revealed. Alaska will receive its first bombing force when the "73rd Bombardment Squadron is transferred from McChord Field to Fairbanks. Nine bi-motored bombers will be flown to Fairbanks by their combat crews prior to November 1. under orders released today. The bulk of the squadron's 24 officers and 217 men will go north by boat, their dependents being allowed to accompany them. The 73rd is under the command of Cfiptair, Charles Overacker. 2,400 More Troops "WASHINGTON, Sept. 4. —The War Department announced it is strengthening the defenses Of Alaska by sending approximately 2,400 additional troops to Anchorage about November 1. Permanent station units sent include thS Fourth Infantry, less the First Battalion, already in Alaska. Elements now at Chilkoot Barracks will be moved to Anchorage, as will the Fourth Infantry, now at Fort George Wright at Spokane. Four groups temporarily stationed at Fort Lewis will also be sent to the Alaskan post. They include the First Battalion of the 81st Field Artillery and the 75th Field Artillery, anti-aircraft anci signal personnel, and the anti-aircraft warning sen-- ice.

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  1. The Alaska Miner,
  2. 10 Sep 1940, Tue,
  3. Page 18

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