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September 21, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


Boeing: First flight of the XB-29 41-002 bomber prototype.

ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Bombers fly reconnaissance over Kiska and bomb Constantine Harbor installations at Amchitka; and the 21st Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 30th Bombardment Group (operating under control of the 28th Composite Group), based on Umnak begins operating from Adak with B-24s.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): P-40s bomb and strafe bridges and targets of opportunity along the trail from Buna-Kokoda.

USN: Laid down is PT-168 as Elco 80' Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB) at Electric Boat Co. (Elco) in Bayonne, NJ.

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