July 6, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
MONDAY, 6 JULY 1942
ALASKA (11th AF): Four B-24s and one LB-30 fly bombing and weather missions
over Kiska, the results are not observed.
CHINA AIR TASK FORCE (CATF): B-25s bomb the waterfront at Canton marking
their initial action against coastal facilities of Japanese held Chinese ports.
5th AF: Lost is P-400 Airacobra AP377 pilot 2nd Lt. Howard C. Welker (KIA) damaged over Buna, bails out but his parachute failed to open and died on impact. His body was recovered by Reverened James Benson and buried at Gona Mission.