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