This Day in History
P-40s Attack German Transports


Armed Forces Announcement
January 3, 1942

The Army and Navy announce that all U.S. aircraft will have a name, as well as a number designation. Names already in use become official, such as the P-40 “Mustang,” shown here, attacking German transports.





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