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June 12, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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FRIDAY, 12 JUNE 1942

ALASKA (11th Air Force): 6 B-17s and 1 B-24 bomb shipping in Kiska Harbor off Kiska. A cruiser is heavily damaged and one destroyer is seen burning. B-24D 41-1090 pilot Rogers crashed on take off. 42d Fighter Squadron, 54th Fighter Group based at Harding Field begins operating from Kodiak with P-39s.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): B-17s bomb the building area and Vunakanau and Lakunai.



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