August 28, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
FRIDAY, 28 AUGUST 1942
ALASKA (11th AF): Three B-17s bomb Kiska, lost is B-17E 41-9146 (MIA). All available B-24s and two flights of P-38s fly air cover
over Nazan Bay off Atka. An attack mission to Attu is canceled due to bad weather.
CBI (CATF): In French Indochina, eight B-25s hit barracks and ammunition dumps at
Hoang Su Phi and a fuel dump at Phu Lo; this is the largest force of B-25s used
by CATF to date, and the first B-25 mission flown without escort.
SWPA (5th AF): B-26s bomb forces at Milne
USMC: SBD Dauntless dive bombers score a direct hit that sinks Asagiri off Santa Isabel Island.
IJA: Additional Japanese land at Milne Bay.
RAAF: Lost is P-40E Kittyhawk A29-109 (KIA) near Port Moresby.