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November 11, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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WEDNESDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 1942

ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): Three B-26s, three B-17s, and three B-24s bomb Kiska; the B-26s make unsuccessful runs on the Borneo Maru in Gertrude Cove. B-17s and B-24s are unable to locate the submarine base due to bad weather. A weather aircraft flies over Attu and Amchitka.

(CBI) THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Tenth Air Force): INDIA AIR TASK FORCE (IATF): Nine P-40s hit Shinghbwiyang, Burma causing heavy damage.

SOUTH PACIFIC AREA (SOPAC, Joint Chiefs of Staff): Search aircraft from Guadalcanal report at least sixty-one Japanese ships in the Buin-Tonolai area with other ships are massed at Rabaul.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): B-17s attack shipping south of Bougainville. A-20s bomb and strafe targets in the Wairopi area; HQ, 126th Infantry Regiment, U.S. 32d Infantry Division, is flown from Port Moresby to Pongani. HQ V Fighter Command arrives from the United States to Australia, Colonel Paul B. Wurtsmith is named Commanding General.

USN: Crashed is F4F Wildcat 5200 on Guadalcanal.

IJN: Scuttled is HA-30 Type A Midget Submarine (crew survived).



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