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September 5, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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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 Bay area.

Australian Army: Australian soldiers capture the Wagga Wagga supply dump.


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