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October 10, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


AMERICAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Ten B-24s, seven B-17s, and four P-38s fly 4 missions against Kiska; the third mission (3 B-17s) does not make contact. The others bomb and strafe the Main Camp area, hit shipping in Trout Lagoon and a ship off South Head, where gun positions and installations are also blasted; fires are started in the Main Camp and hangar areas. The 344th Fighter Squadron, 343d Fighter Group, is activated at Elmendorf Field with P-40s.

CBI THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Tenth Air Force): INDIA AIR TASK FORCE (IATF): HQ 51st Fighter Group and 26th Fighter Squadron move from Karachi to Dinjan with P-40s.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): B-17s pound Rabaul and Lakunai Airfield. A-20s hit targets along the Buna-Kokoda Trail and, with P-400s, strike villages in the area of Asisi and Sanananda; and the 9th Fighter Squadron moves from Batchelor to 14 Mile Drome with P-40s.

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