September 28, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
MONDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 1942
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Two bombing missions are flown to Kiska and Attu by 7 B-24s, 1 B-17, and 1 LB-30, escorted by 17 fighters; installations
on Kiska and a freighter nearby are bombed; 1 of the B-24s and the LB-30
bomb the village and Chichagof Harbor on Attu and on returning silence
AA guns on a freighter; 5 floatplanes are shot down, and RO-65 Submarine;
1 P-39 is shot down.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA The 394th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 5th Bombardment
Group (Heavy), moves from Hickam Field to Bellows Field with B-17s.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): P-40s and P-400s
bomb and strafe Wairopi bridge, Kagi, Myola Lake area, and targets
of opportunity along the Buna-Kokoda Trail; One B-17 bombs Lae Airfield; the main body of the U.S. Army, 126th Infantry Regiment,
32nd Infantry Division arrives at Port
Moresby and is assigned to the New Guinea Force and will join the Australian advance
RAAF: Lost is Beaufort A9-89 pilot S/Ldr Clifford Sidney Bernard (MIA / KIA, two survived) crashed near Kepple Point on the southern coast of New Guinea.