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October 1, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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THURSDAY, 1 OCTOBER 1942

ALASKA: A Japanese reconnaissance plane confirms that U.S. forces have occupied Adak; seven B-24s on a search-attack and photo reconnaissance mission over Kiska hit hangars and ramps, starting several fires; 4 fighters appearand are engaged; 1 probable victory is claimed; 2 other B-24s take off, after a Navy PBY contact a transport, but cannot locate it.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC: B-17s and P-400s pound forces and communications in the Owen Stanley Range, hitting Menari, Kagi, Myola Lake, the Kokoda area, Wairopi Bridge, and the Buna-Wairopi area; and the 71st Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 38th Bombardment Group (Medium), moves from Bredden Field, Australia to Port Moresby with B-25s.



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