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November 7, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Six B-24s and two B-26s attack the submarine base at Kiska Harbor, slightly damaging float fighters and a seaplane beached by storm; a B-17 flies reconnaissance over the airfield west of Holtz Bay and bombs the submarine base and bomb the previously damaged Borneo Maru in Gertrude Cove off Kiska.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): A-20s bomb and strafe forces at Kakandeta in the Owen Stanley Range; B-25s attack seaplanes at Lasonga and shipping at Maklo in the Bismarck Archipelago. The 65th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 43d Bombardment Group (Heavy), moves from Iron Range to Mareeba with B-17s (first mission is November 12, 1942). C-47 "Swamp Rat" 41-38601 is the first plane to land at Pongani Airfield is C-47 "Swamp Rat" 41-38601 on the north coast of New Guinea.

IJN: Japanese submarine I-20 launches HA-11 Type A Midget Submarine off Guadalcanal and damages the USS Majaba (AG-43), forcing it to beach to prevent sinking. Responding, USS Lansdowne DD-486 and USS Lardner DD-487 search for the submarine, but fail to damage it. Afterwards, the midget submarine is run aground at Marovovo on Guadalcanal.

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