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American missions against Adak Island
June 28, 1942 - December 3, 1942

June 28, 1942
(U. S. Army) U. S. advanced reconnaissance parties land on Adak from submarines.

June 29, 1942
(U. S. Army) U. S. advanced reconnaissance partiescontinue to land on Adak from submarines.

July 28, 1942
(11th AF) An air coverage survey for Army ground operations to Adak is flown.

August 14, 1942
(11th AF) A B-24 trying to fly photo reconnaissance over Adak.

August 16, 1942
(11th AF) A B-24 aborts a photo reconnaissance flight over Adak due to mechanical failure.

August 25, 1942
(11th AF) A photo reconnaissance mission is flown over Adak, then turns back because of mechanical failure.

August 30, 1942
(U. S. Army) U. S. troops land in Kuluk Bay off Adak amidst a terrific storm and start building Adak Airfield.

September 1, 1942
(U. S. Army) U. S. forces complete the occupation of Adak Island.

September 2, 1942
(11th AF) Bombers fly a photo reconnaissance mission escorted by P-38s over Kuluk Bay on Adak.

September 3, 1942
(11th AF) Six bombers escorted by five P-38s bomb Kiska and fly air cover over Kuluk Bay on Adak. Five bombers and three fighters abort due to weather.

September 9, 1942
(11th AF) One B-26 patrols Tanaga and Adak.

September 10, 1942
(11th AF) Weather, photo reconnaissance, and patrol missions are flown during the morning over Adak.

September 12, 1942
(U. S. Army) The runway at Adak Airfield is completed.

September 16, 1942
(11th AF) One B-17 and one B-24 fly photo and reconnaissance runs over Adak.

November 4, 1942
(11th AF) Flooded Adak Airfield preclude missions; a new Adak Airfield runway permits an air alert.

November 12, 1942
(11th AF) Bombers are on alert at Umnak and Adak to attack any reported naval targets; intermittent fighter patrols fly over Adak.

November 14, 1942
(11th AF) Bombers at Adak and Umnak are alerted for shipping targets.

December 3, 1942
(11th AF) There is a constant air alert for U. S. forces on Adak.

Japanese missions against Adak Island
October 1-3, 1942

October 1, 1942
(IJN) A Japanese reconnaissance airplane over Adak establishes U. S. occupation of the island.

October 2, 1942
Japanese aircraft bomb the Adak Airfield without inflicting damage.

October 3, 1942
Japanese bombs Adak Airfield but inflicts no damage.

 

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