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June 1, 1943
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TUESDAY, 1 JUNE 1943

AMERICAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Eleventh Air Force) In the Aleutian Islands, 2 P-40's, 1 B-24, and 1 F-5A fly weather reconnaissance and photo runs and 8 B-25's, 18 P-38's, and 20 P-40's, fly 7 attack missions to Kiska. Targets include parked aircraft and installations, runway, gun positions, radar, and tents on South Head, North Head, Gertrude Cove and Main Camp. The 36th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 28th Composite Group, based on Amchitka begins operating from Adak with B-24's. During June 1943, the 73d Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 28th Composite Group transfers from Umnak to Amchitka with B-25's.

CHINA (Fourteenth Air Force) 20 P-40's dive-bomb warehouses and railroad yards at Changanyi, China.

SOUTH PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Thirteenth Air Force) During Jun 43, the 67th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group which has been operating from Guadalcanal with P-39's since Jan 43, returns to it's base on New Caledonia.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Fifth Air Force) B-25's hit Bogadjim and vicinity. B-24's bomb Lae Airfield and nearby area. Lost is B-17E "Flagship Texas No. VI / Strip-Straffer" 41-9207 on a recon mission. Force landed is P-40K "Vera".

RAAF: Lost is DB-7B "Rocky's Girl" A28-13 (KIA) on a training mission crashed into the sea off Hood Point.

USN: Lost in a mid-air collision is F4U Corsair 02499.



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