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June 24, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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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.

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