August 10, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
MONDAY, 10 AUGUST 1942
ALASKA (11th AF): Five B-17s and three B-24s bomb Kiska. Over the target, fighters and AA shoot down one B-24 and only the pilot was rescued.
IJN: Kako is sunk by a U.S. submarine off Simberi Island near New Ireland.
CBI (CATF): B-25s bomb Hankow; afterwards the P-40 escorts led by
Colonel Robert L. Scott, strike ammunition dumps and military warehouses at Sienning,
causing heavy destruction of material which the Japanese have accumulated to
use against Hengyang and other US bases in central China.
Australian Army: Around 6:45pm the Australians were ordered to withdraw from Kokoda the southwest over Kokoda Airfield via Naro then rejoin the Kokoda Track near Isurava.
IJA: At dawn, the 144th Infantry Regiment occupies Kokoda and Kokoda Airfield.