July 28, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
TUESDAY, 28 JULY 1942
USAAF: B-17F 41-24355, B-17F 41-24357, B-17F 41-24381 and B-17F 41-24384 depart Hamilton Field for Hickam Field then will cross the Pacific via Christmas Island Airfield, Canton Airfield, Fiji and New Caledonia before arriving at Brisbane on August 6, 1942
ALASKA (11th AF): An air coverage survey for Army ground operations
to Adak and Tanaga is flown. Weather cancels a bombing mission to Kiska.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th AF): A 22nd BG B-26 bombs installations at Gona. Commander-designate of
Allied Air Forces Lieutenant General George C. Kenney arrives in Australia. Lost is P-39 pilot Gillen (MIA) on a test hop and crashed off Paga Point.