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