June 29, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
MONDAY, 29 JUNE 1942
CHINA-BURMA-INDIA (10th Air Force): Colonel Robert C. Oliver assumes command
of the X Air Service Command. 9th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 7th Bombardment
Group (attached to USAMEAF) departs India for Palestine with B-17s.
Ground echelon leaves from Allahabad and air echelon leaves from Baumrauli, India.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): During the night of June 28-29 B-17s hit Lakunai Airfield and Lae Airfield. 35th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter
Group moves from Port Moresby to Woodstock with P-39s.