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September 30, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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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.



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