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July 17, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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FRIDAY, 17 JULY 1942

ALASKA (11th AF): Three B-17s and seven B-24s fly weather, bombing and photo missions; shipping is bombed and North and South Heads of Kiska are photographed. A6M2-N Rufes shoot down B-17E 41-9126 (MIA).

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th AF): B-17s bomb Simpson Harbor. Meanwhile, B-17E 41-2639 with two U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) officers aboard flies a reconnaissance flight over Tulagi and Guadalcanal.

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