October 28, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 28 OCTOBER 1942
AMERICAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Six B-24s turn back
from an attempted attack on the Kiska submarine base because of adverse
weather. A B-17 bombs Attu with unobserved results and flies weather reconnaissance
over Kiska, Amchitka, and Tanaga. Officially condemned is P-38E Lightning 41-2027 and buried at Cold Bay Airfield.
SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Joint Chiefs of Staff): The 68th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group, begins moving from Tongatabu to New Caledonia. Lost is P-39 Airacobra pilot Dinn (survived).
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): B-17s pound shipping in Simpson Harbor while B-25s bomb Gasmata Airfield.