September 30, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 1942
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Nine B-24s bomb Kiska and Attu, two turn back; the others blast the Attu Camp area, and at Kiska Harbor and score at least one direct hit and near misses on
a ship; 8 fighters intercept over Kiska and Little Kiska but inflict no losses;
the detachment of the 57th Fighter Squadron, 54th Fighter Group operating from Elmendorf Field moves to Kodiak.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): B-17s, A-20s,
and P-40s pound occupied areas at Menari, Myola Lake, Kagi, and Efogi and a
bridge at Wairopi. HQ 38th Bombardment Group (Medium) and the 405th Bombardment
Squadron (Medium) moves from Breddan Field to Garbutt Field with B-25s. While taxiing, damaged is B-26 "Bunagoon" 40-1403 afterwards parts were salvaged.