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August 5, 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 41-24554.

CBI (CATF): Japanese aircraft attack Kweilin Airfield; notified well in advance by the Chinese warning net (previously set up under Brigadier General Claire L Chennault while he was head of the American Volunteer Group (AVG), P-40s meet the Japanese over the target, shooting down 2, and another is downed by ground fire.

USN: Aircraft strike beached Japanese transports and supply dumps on Guadalcanal and destroy a concentration of seaplanes at Rekata Bay.

RAAF: Lost is Beaufighter A19-12 (KIA) near the peak of Mount Disappointment.

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