June 30, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
TUESDAY, 30 JUNE 1942
IJN: Mitsubishi completes A6M3 3030, the 30th Model 32 produced.
ALASKA (11th Air Force): A B-17 flies weather reconnaissance over Kiska.
CHINA-BURMA-INDIA (10th Air Force): 11th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 7th
Bombardment Group (Heavy), based at Kunming sends detachments to operate
from Kweilin, Hengyang and Nanning with B-25s as part of the China Air Task Force (CATF).
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): B-17s bomb Dili, Koepang and Kendari. Returning B-17E 41-9014 crashed in the early hours of July 1, 1942 killing three of the crew. B-25s and 22nd BG B-26s hit Lae. The 36th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group, moves from Port
Moresby to Townsville with P-39s.