August 14, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
FRIDAY, 14 AUGUST 1942
ALASKA (11th AF): A B-24 trying to fly photo reconnaissance
over Tanaga and Adak aborts over Kiska due to weather.
SWPA (5th AF): B-17s attack shipping off Gona. Lost on a recon mission is B-17E "Chief Seattle" 41-2656 (MIA).
Australian Army: Defending Deniki, Major Cameron sends a final message "We have done our best" then ordered the force to withdraw. In total, the Australians suffered sixteen Killed In Action (KIA).