June 25, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
THURSDAY, 25 JUNE 1942
ALASKA (11th Air Force): Two B-17s, four B-24s and a single LB-30 fly bombing and weather
missions over Kiska, including bombing
the northern side of Kiska Harbor.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, 7th Air Force): Brigadier General William E. Lynd
becomes Commanding General VII Bomber Command.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): B-25s bomb Salamaua. Lost on a take off accident at 12 Mile Drome is P-39 pilot Rose.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, 7th Air Force): P-40E Warhawks from the 73rd Fighter Squadron (73rd FS) launch from USS Saratoga (CV-3) then land at Midway Airfield.
The P-40s begin dawn and dusk patrols until relieved
on June 23, 1943.
USMC: Replacement dive bombers for VMSB-241
launch from from USS Saratoga (CV-3) then land at Midway Airfield.
USA: U.S. President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill conclude a conference
in Washington DC and reach a decision to combine efforts to develop an atomic bomb.