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October 29, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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THURSDAY, 29 OCTOBER 1942

AMERICAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): The Japanese reoccupy Attu. A special reconnaissance flown with Lieutenant General Simon B. Buckner covers Tanaga, Amchitka, and Kiska.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): Overnight, B-17 Flying Fortresses from the 19th BG and 43rd BG bomb the harbor and shipping off Buin-Faisi. Ditched is B-17E "Clown House" 41-9235 (crew rescued). Lost in a taxi accident is A-20A "Josephine" 40-082 at Charters Towers Airfield.


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