June 24, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 24 JUNE 1942
ALASKA (11th Air Force): Weather cancels bombing. One B-17 flies a weather reconnaissance
over Kiska. Fighters patrol airfields.
ZONE OF INTERIOR: 43d and 52d
Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy), 29th Bombardment Group (Heavy), cease flying
ASW patrols and move from MacDill Field to Gowen Field, Boise,
Idaho with B-17s.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): B-17s bomb Vunakanau
Airfield releasing bundles of incendiaries
that cause fires.