July 7, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
TUESDAY, 7 JULY 1942
ALASKA (11th AF): One B-17 and seven B-24s fly weather, bombing and photo
missions to Kiska, Attu and Agattu; all bombs are returned to base due
to weather; 1 seaplane is shot down.
SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Joint Chiefs of Staff): Major General Millard F.
Harmon is designated Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces in the South
USN: An agreement was reached between the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, which provided that
the Army would deliver to the Navy a specified number of B-24 Liberators, B-25
Mitchells, and B-34 Venturas to meet the Navy's requirement for long range land base planes.
Also, the Navy would relinquish its production cognizance of the Boeing Renton
plant to the Army for expanded B-29 production and limit its orders for PBY's
to avoid interference with B-24 production.
USN: SS Rufus King ran aground in South Passage of Moreton Bay.