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November 9, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Two B-26s and four P-38s bomb the Borneo Maru beached in Gertrude Cove off Kiska without scoring any hits. Two P-38s strafe Kiska Harbor. One B-17 and 4 P-38s attack Holtz Bay on Attu claiming 8 A6M-2 Rufes. A single B-17 flies weather reconnaissance over Attu, Kiska, and Segula.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): A-20s hit troops at Oivi in support of an Australian offensive in the Owen Stanley Range; B-26s bomb Buna while B-25s score a hit on a merchant vessel off the southern tip of New Ireland and attack a schooner off Salamaua; airlift of elements of the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division, from Port Moresby to forward areas begins; the first elements are flown to Abel's Field and move overland to Pongani. Crashed is C-47 "Full House" 41-18587.

USMC: Lost is R4D-1 4696 on a flight from Espiritu Santo bound for Guadalcanal.

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