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September 9, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


ALASKA (11th Air Force): A single B-26 patrols Tanaga and Adak.

IJN: A Japanese airplane, launched from a submarine off the coast, drops an incendiary bomb on a mountain slope near Brookings, Oregon, causing a small forest fire.

CBI (10th Air Force): HQ 7th Bombardment Group moves from Dum Dum to Karachi.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): P-40s strafe the Galaiwa Bay area on Goodenough. In New Guinea, A-20s, in support of encircled Australian ground forces, strafe and bomb troops in the Efogi Spur area; and the 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, moves from Garbutt Field to 14 Mile Drome with F-4s.

IJN: In early morning, Japanese submarine I-25 surfaced west of Cape Blanco and launched E14Y Glen floatplane piloted by Chief Flying Officer Nobuo Fujita who flew southeast over the Oregon and drops two incendiary bombs on Mount Emily, ten miles northeast of Brookings in hopes of starting forest fires to divert American personnel to fight the fires.

USN: PBY Catalina 11-P-1 abandoned after force landed.

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