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June 11, 1942
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ALASKA (11th Air Force): For the first time, bombers attack Kiska. Five B-24s/LB-30s and five B-17s took off from Cold Bay and fly to Umnak to load bombs then bomb Kiska Harbor installations and shipping targets. Low-altitude runs score near misses on two cruisers and a destroyer. Lost to anti-aircraft fire is B-24D 41-1088 (KIA). The other B-24s are pursued by four fighters back to Umnak where US fighters drive them away. Air echelon of 21st Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 30th Bombardment Group (Heavy), begins operating from Umnak with B-24s.

USN: PBY Catalinas operating from the seaplane tender USS Gillis in Nazan Bay off Atka hit ships and enemy positions on Kiska in an intense 48-hour attack which exhausted the gasoline and bomb supply aboard the Gillis but was not successful in driving the Japanese off Kiska.

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