August 11, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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TUESDAY, 11 AUGUST 1942
ALASKA (11th AF): A signle B-24 flies photo reconnaissance over west Semichi and the north coast of Attu.
CBI (CATF): P-40s hit Yoyang Airfield and Nanchang Airfield from which the
enemy has been attacking Hengyang.
SOPAC (Joint Chiefs of Staff): 98th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 11th Bombardment
Group (Heavy), moves from Hickam Field to Espiritu
have been operating B-17s from Plaine
Des Gaiacs since July, 21, 1942.
IJNL Six A6M Zeros attack Milne Bay, four are lost due to intercepting P-40E Kittyhawks and anti-aircraft fire.
RAAF: Twenty-two P-40E Kittyhawks from No. 75 Squadron and No. 76 Squadron intercept six A6M Zeros over Milne Bay. The Japanese lost four Zeros. The RAAF lost four pilots and planes including P-40E Kittyhawk A29-123 pilot F/O Mark Sheldon (KIA) and P-40E Kittyhawk A29-100 piloted by W/O Shelley (MIA), P-40E Kittyhawk A29-93 piloted F/O Albert McLeod (KIA) and P-40E Kittyhawk A29-84 pilot F/Sgt Geoge Inkster (KIA).