June 28, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SUNDAY, 28 JUNE 1942
ALASKA (11th Air Force): A B-17 weather aircraft flies over Kiska. A
solid weather front cancels bombing. On this and the following day submarines land the U.S. advanced
reconnaissance parties on Adak.
CHINA-BURMA-INDIA (10th Air Force): 11th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 7th
Bombardment Group (Heavy), based at Kunming, sends a detachment to operate
from Dinjan with B-25s.
Australian Army: Four platoons of Australian commandos land and attack Japanese position at Salamaua. They killing about 100
enemy troops, bringing back three trucks and a portable bridge. Allied morale is boosted, but the attack fails to gain any significant ground from the Japanese.