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December 11
In 1941, Japanese forces bombed Hong Kong and captured the American garrison in Shanghai. At Wake Island, an Imperial Navy landing force was beaten back by Marines, who also succeeded in sinking Japanese destroyers Hayate and Kisaragi.
In 1943, Admiral Lord Louis Montbatten decided to integrate the American 10th Air Force and the British "Bengal Command" into a single Eastern Air Command. American air forces were put under the command of Air Chief-Marshall Sir Richard Peirse.
In 1961, an aircraft carrier carrying Army helicopters arrived in Saigon, the first direct American military support for South Vietnam's battle against Communist guerrillas.
In 1981, the U.N. Security Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru to be the fifth secretary-general of the world body.
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