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June 25, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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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.



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