June 10, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 10 JUNE 1942
ALASKA (11th Air Force): A local patrol is flown at Umnak.
Behind enemy lines, 2nd Lt Harold L. Massie pilot B-26 "Imogene VII" 40-1474 to his crew after locating New Guinea Volunteer Rifles (NGVR) Pvt John Leslie Stokie on New Britain.
USN: PBY Catalinas from Pat Wing 4 discovered Japanese forces on Kiska and Attu, confirming the Japanese occupation.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): B-17s bomb aircraft and buildings
at Rabaul. HQ 38th Bombardment Group (Medium) moves from Amberley to Eagle Farm. Lost on a training flight is P-40E 41-5557 (KIA).