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July 2, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


ALASKA (11th AF): Seven B-24s and one B-17 fly photo and bombing missions to Attu, which appears deserted plus Kiska and Agattu; near misses are scored on a transport and a destroyer off Agattu.

WESTERN DEFENSE COMMAND (4th AF): 48th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 41st Bombardment Group (Medium) moves from Minter Field to NAS Alameda and continues flying ASW patrols with A-29s and B-18s.

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA (CBI) (10th AF): B-25s and P-40s hit the Hankow dock area for the second consecutive day. This raid, more successful than the first, causes considerable damage. The Japanese retaliate during the night by attacking Hengyang Airfield, but fail to hit their target.

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