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.