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September 28, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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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 on Wairopi.

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.

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