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November 23, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): A reconnaissance is flown over Kiska, Attu, Agattu, and Amchitka.

(CBI) THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Tenth Air Force): CHINA AIR TASK FORCE (CATF): Nine B-25s and seven P-40s feint at Hong Kong, then fly to the Gulf of Tonkin sinking a freighter and damage two others near Haiphong. 6 B-25s and 17 P-40s pound Tien Ho Airfield claiming 40+ aircraft destroyed on the field; these strikes follow 3 weeks of missions in support of Chinese forces along the Siang-Chiang River.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): A-20s and B-26s pound Sanananda Point as Australian forces begin their assault on Gona and US forces approach Sanananda; the 403d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 43d Bombardment Group (Heavy) moves from Iron Range to Turnbull Airfield. Condemned is P-400 Airacobra BW174.

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