September 5, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SATURDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 1942
ALASKA (11th Air Force): Three B-24s abort bombing Kiska due to an overcast.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): Brigadier General Kenneth N.
Walker becomes Commanding General V Bomber Command as the command is remanned
at Townsville. P-400s strafe Kokoda,
Kaile, Isurava, Alola, Buna, Sanananda,
and the trail from Buna-Kokoda. Lost is P-400 Airacobra pilot 2nd Lt. Jean D. Jackson (MIA). P-400s and A-20s strafe and bomb Buna Airfield; as the Japanese withdraw from the Milne
Australian soldiers capture the Wagga Wagga supply dump.