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August 4, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


USAAF: Delivered to the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) is B-17F Flying Fortress 41-24551 and B-17F Flying Fortress 41-24552.

ALASKA (11th AF): One LB-30 flies a photo mission and two B-17s with three B-24s escorted by eight P-38's escort US Navy (USN) tenders to Nazan Bay off Atka; Two 4-engine flyingboats and a possible third are downed near Atka by two of the P-38's, in their first aerial combat in any theater; weather cancels bombing mission to Kiska.

CBI (CATF): P-40's sweep Japanese HQ at Linchwan and bomb HQ buildings and barracks and strafe transports.

(5th AF) Lost due to mechanical is P-39D Airacobra 41-7165 (MIA).

South Pacific: B-17s bomb Tulagi. Over the target, attacked by seven A6M2-N Rufe of the Yokohama Kōkūtai. B-17 gunners claimed one shot down another damaged and on fire collided with Lost is B-17E 41-9218 (MIA) over the Sealark Channel.

IJN: Lost is C5M2 Babs (KIA).

USN: At 4:45am damaged USS Tucker sinks in Segond Channel off Malo Island.

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