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September 13, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SUNDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 1942

ALASKA (11th Air Force): 14 B-24s of the 21st and 404th Bombardment Squadrons move up to Adak. An LB-30 escorted by two P-38s fly a photo reconnaissance, antisubmarine coverage and strafing mission over Kiska lakes and Kiska Harbor; a tender in the harbor is slightly damaged, 1 float fighter is downed; a P-38 is hit by AA fire and fighters damage the LB-30.

GUADALCANAL: Marines repulse second major Japanese ground attack during the Battle of Bloody Ridge on Guadalcanal.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): B-26s pound Lae Airfield. Returning, B-26 "Kansas Comet II" 40-1433 (one KIA) crashed landing at Iron Range Airfield.

B-17s unsuccessfully attack a cruiser southeast of Rabaul. P-40s strafe buildings on Goodenough. During take off B-17F "Hoomalimali" 41-24391 explodes at Mareeba Airfield.



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