July 24, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
FRIDAY, 24 JULY 1942
USAAF: Delivered to the US Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-17F Flying Fortress 41-24520.
CHINA-BURMA-INDIA (CBI) (10th AF): 9th Photographic
Reconnaissance Squadron, Tenth AF, arrives at Karachi from the
US with F-4s; first mission is December 1, 1942.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, 7th AF): 394th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy),
5th Bombardment Group (Heavy), moves from Bellows Field to Hickam Field with B-17s and continues flying patrols over the Pacific.
SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Joint Chiefs of Staff): 431st Bombardment Squadron
(Heavy), 11th Bombardment Group (Heavy), arrives at Viti Levu, Fiji with B-17s.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th AF): B-26s, A-24s, and fighters continue
to pound AA positions and enemy troops at Gona as the Japanese continue to push
inland. HQ 19th Bombardment Group and 28th and 30th Bombardment
Squadrons move from Longreach to Mareeba with B-17s.