June 26, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
FRIDAY, 26 JUNE 1942
ALASKA (11th Air Force): Five B-24s drop incendiaries and fire bombs on installations at Kiska Harbor.
CHINA-BURMA-INDIA (10th Air Force): Brigadier General Earl L Naiden becomes
Commanding General 10th Air Force, succeeding Major General Lewis H Brereton
who departs for the Middle East with Brigadier General Elmer E Adler, Commanding
General X Air Service Command, and several other key subordinates. The aircraft
and crews of the 9th Bombardment Squadron follow. This move leaves the
10th Air Force almost a skeleton.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, 7th Air Force): During the night of June 26-27, three LB-30s staged through Midway then bomb installations on Wake.
RAAF: Lost is Beaufort A9-52 pilot
S/Ldr Charles Walter Lyndsay Sage (MIA) crashed near Tapini.