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November 6, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): A weather aircraft is forced back near Kiska.

(Tenth Air Force): INDIA AIR TASK FORCE (IATF): 25th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group, based at Karachi, sends a detachment to operate from Sadiya with P-40s.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): A single B-25 attacks a destroyer off the S tip of New Ireland, no hits are scored. General Douglas MacArthur arrives in Point Moresby, New Guinea, where the Advanced Echelon of GHQ opens to direct operations. Force landed is DC-5 VH-CXB near Charleville Airfield. Lost due to engine failure is P-40E "The Spoddessape" 41-25178.

USMC: At dawn, Carlson's Raiders depart Aola on Guadalcanal and commence the "Carlson's Patrol" (The Long March) inland following a jungle trail northwest towards the Reko River.

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