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August 30, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SUNDAY, 30 AUGUST 1942

ALASKA (11th AF): U.S. troops land in Kuluk Bay off Adak amidst a terrific storm and start building Adak Airfield. Five B-24s photograph Kiska but do not bomb due to overcast, and then fly patrol and photo reconnaissance over Amchitka and Tanaga. P-38s fly patrol between Great Sitkin and Little Tanaga. Seaplane Tender Teal provides forward air cover. The occupation puts North Pacific forces within 250 miles of occupied Kiska and in a position to maintain a close watch over enemy shipping lanes to that and to Attu. The seaplane tender USS Casco (AVP-12) conducting support operations from Nazan Bay off Atka was damaged by a torpedo fired by a submarine and temporarily beached.

CBI (CATF): Eight China based B-25s bomb Myitkyina Airfield for the first time.

POA (7th AF): 6th Fighter Squadron, 18th Fighter Group, moves from Wheeler Field to Kahuku with P-40s.

SWPA (5th AF): B-17s attack shipping in Saint Georges Channel.

IJN: Additional Japanese land at Milne Bay.

USN: USS Colhoun (APD-2) is sunk by bombs into Iron Bottom Sound.



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