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