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Allied mssions against Kiska Island, Kiska Harbor and Kiska Sub/Seaplane Base
June 8, 1942 - August 17, 1943

June 8, 1942
(11th AF) An LB-30 flies armed patrol over Kiska discovers Japanese ships off Kiska Harbor.

June 10, 1942
(USN) PBY Catalinas from Patrol Wing 4 (Pat Wing 4) observes Japanese forces operating from Kiska and Attu, confirming news of Japanese landings that took place June 6-7, 1942

June 11, 1942
(11th AF) The 11th Air Force aircraft attack Kiska for the first time. 5 B-24's and 5 B-17s take off from Cold Bay and fly to Umnak to load bombs then bomb Kiska Harbor installations and shipping targets. Low-altitude runs score near misses on 2 cruisers and a destroyer. Lost to anti-aircraft fire is B-24D 41-1088. The other B-24s are pursued by four fighters back to Umnak where US fighters drive them away.

(USN) PBY Catalinas, operating from the seaplane tender USS Gillis in Nazan Bay, Atka , hit ships and enemy positions on Kiska in an intense 48-hour attack which exhausted the gasoline and bomb supply aboard the Gillis but was not successful in driving the Japanese from the island

June 12, 1942
(11th AF) 6 B-17s and 1 B-24 bomb shipping in the harbor at Kiska. A cruiser is heavily damaged and one destroyer is seen burning.

June 21, 1942
(11th AF) Photo reconassiance mission over Kiska

June 13, 1942
(11th AF) An LB-30 flies a weather mission and for the third straight day. 5 B-17s and 3 B-24s take off on a bombing mission against Kiska Harbor. Two abort and the others bomb partially cloud-obscured targets. No effect is observed.

June 14, 1942
(11th AF) 4 B-17s and 3 B-24s bomb shipping in Kiska Harbor from an altitude of 700'. Two cruisers are hit and one scout seaplane is downed. 2 B-17s are heavily damaged but return to base.

June 15, 1942
(11th AF) bombing mission to Kiska by 3 B-17s and 2 B-24s is aborted due to weather.

June 17, 1942
(11th AF) A Kiska Harbor bombing mission is cancelled due to weather

June 18, 1942
(11th AF) 1 LB-30, 3 B-17s and 4 B-24s make a precision high-altitude attack on Kiska Harbor. Nissan Maru is left burning and sinking, another is mauled, and 2 scout planes are possibly shot down. 1 B-24 crashes at sea; part of its crew is saved.

June 19, 1942
(11th AF) B-24s taking off to bomb Kiska aborts due to fog. One B-24 ditches into the sea with two crewmembers lost. A B-17 is dispatched to attack a reported submarine but makes no contact.

June 20, 1942
(11th AF) 1 LB-30, 1 B-17 and 7 B-24s take off on a search and bombing mission over Kiska. Three aircraft abort the mission due to weather, 3 bomb through an overcast with unobserved results, and 3 others search in vain for the B-24 lost yesterday.

June 21, 1942
(11th AF) Armed weather sortie over Kiska.

June 22, 1942
(11th AF) A B-17 weather reconnaissance aircraft flies over Kiska.

June 26, 1942
(11th AF) Five B-24s drop incendiaries and fire bombs on Kiska Harbor installations

June 28, 1942
(11th AF) A B-17 weather aircraft flies over Kiska. A solid weather front cancels bombing.

June 30, 1942
(11th AF) A B-17 flies weather reconnaissance over Kiska.

July 1, 1942
(11th AF) A B-17 flies weather reconnaissance over Kiska, and returns early due to bad weather.

July 2, 1942
(11th AF) Seven B-24s and one B-17 fly photo and bombing over Attu, Kiska and Agattu.

July 3, 1942
(11th AF) Seven B-24s and two B-17s bomb Kiska and Near, encountering neither fighter opposition nor AA; results are not observed.

July 6, 1942
(11th AF) Four B-24s and one LB-30 fly bombing and weather missions over Kiska; results are not observed.

July 9, 1942
(11th AF) Five B-24s fly photo and weather missions to Kiska but return with their bombs due to bad weather over the target.

July 10, 1942
(11th AF) One B-24 aborts a reconnaissance mission to Kiska due to weather.

July 11, 1942
(11th AF) Four B-24s taking off for weather, bombing and photo missions to Kiska are attack by seaplane fighters; no losses. A cruiser is bombed with unobserved results.

July 12, 1942
(11th AF) Three B-24s dispatched on weather, photo and bombing mission to Kiska abort due to bad weather.

July 15, 1942
(11th AF) Three B-24s on a bombing mission to Kiska abort due to bad weather.

July 18, 1942
(11th AF) A B-17 flying weather and photo reconnaissance over Kiska crashes on Umnak.

July 20, 1942
(11th AF) Three B-17s bomb Kiska including the barracks area with incendiaries and demolition bombs.

July 21, 1942
(11th AF) Four B-24s fly search and bomb missions over Kiska but make no contact because of weather.

July 22, 1942
(11th AF) Eight B-24s and two B-17s dispatched to Kiska only eight reach the target and due to fog drop only seven bombs with unobserved results; 1 B-24 is missing on the return flight.

July 28, 1942
(11th AF) Weather cancels a bombing mission to Kiska.

July 29, 1942
(11th AF) Four B-24s and five B-17s bomb vessels and installations in the Kiska Harbor area with unobserved results due to clouds.

July 30, 1942
(11th AF) One LB-30, nine B-17s and three B-24s fly photo reconnaissance and bombing missions to Tanaga and Kiska; the missions are unsuccessful due to bad weather.

July 31, 1942
(11th AF) Bad weather cancels a combat mission to Kiska.
(USN) Kano Maru is damaged by USS Grunion SS-216 and the sub sunk by the target's deck gun.

August 3, 1942
(11th AF) 3 B-17s, 2 B-24s and 1 LB-30 fly bomb Kiska; four of the aircraft have mechanical trouble but all return.

August 4, 1942
(11th AF) Weather cancels bombing mission to Kiska.

August 7, 1942
(11th AF) Three B-24s sent to bomb Kiska return with their bombs due to solid overcast; four more B-24s also depart for Kiska; one turns back with mechanical trouble, the others abort the mission over the target due to undercast.

(USN) Rear Admiral William W. Smith's Task Group 8.6 (TG 8.6) bombardment group shells Kiska including USS Louisville (CA-28), USS Indianapolis (CA-35), USS Nashville (CL-43), USS Honolulu (CL-48) and USS St. Louis (CL-49) plus destroyers USS Elliot (DD-146), USS Reid (DD-369), USS Case (DD-370), USS Gridley (DD-380) and USS McCall (DD-400). Although fog limited observation their floatplanes reported ships sinking in Kiska Harbor and fires burning among shore installations. The Japanese were caught by surprise and took fifteen minutes before shore batteries returned fire and Japanese seaplanes made ineffective attacks.

August 8, 1942
(11th AF) 1 LB-30, 3 B-24s and 8 P-38s on photo and bombing missions over Kiska cannot attack.
(USN) PBYs operating off Kiska hit freighters and a transport, claiming 1 transport sinking, and score many hits on North Head and Main Camp.

August 9, 1942
(11th AF) Six bombers fly armed reconnaissance over Kiska and Attu and bomb Kiska.

August 10, 1942
(11th AF) Five B-17s and three B-24s bomb Kiska targets; fighters and AA shoot down one B-24 and only the pilot is rescued.

August 13, 1942
(11th AF) A B-24 flies photo reconnaissance over Kiska.

August 14, 1942
(11th AF) ): A B-24 trying to fly photo reconnaissance over Tanaga and Adak aborts over Kiska due to weather

August 17, 1942
(11th AF) A B-24 flies photo reconnaissance over Kiska despite heavy rain.

August 18, 1942
(11th AF) Heavy fog over Kiska and Attu precludes armed reconnaissance.

August 20, 1942
(11th AF) A B-24 flies photo reconnaissance over Kiska.

August 21, 1942
(11th AF) A B-24 reconnaissance over Kiska aborts due to weather.

August 22, 1942
(11th AF) A photo reconnaissance mission over Kiska is aborted due to overcast.

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

August 27, 1942
(11th AF) 4 B-17s, 6 B-24s, and 2 P-38s fly weather, reconnaissance and patrol missions over Kiska and Atka.

August 30, 1942
(11th AF) Five B-24s photograph Kiska but do not bomb due to overcast

September 3, 1942
(11th AF) Six bombers escorted by five P-38s bomb Kiska and flying air cover over Kuluk Bay, Adak. Five bombers and three fighters abort due to weather; the others strafe seaplanes and boats in Kiska Harbor and nearby installations; between 1 and 4 seaplanes are claimed destroyed on the water; this is the longest over-water attack flight thus far in World War II; the two fighters which reach the target area return from the 1,260 mile round trip with only 40 US gallons of fuel left.

September 4, 1942
(11th AF) Bombing of Kiska is cancelled due to weather.

September 5, 1942
(11th AF) Three B-24s abort bombing Kiska due to an overcast.

September 7, 1942
(11th AF) Three B-24s patrol and bomb Kiska Harbor and camp area; they are attacked by 3 sea fighters of which at least 1 is downed.

September 8, 1942
(11th AF) 1 B-24 and 1 B-26 fly photo reconnaissance over Agattu, Attu, and Kiska

September 10, 1942
(11th AF) poor weather is encountered at Kiska.

September 12, 1942
(11th AF) Weather and patrol reconnaissance aircraft finds overcast at Kiska

September 13, 1942
(11th AF) An LB-30 escorted by two P-38s fly a photo reconnaissance, antisubmarine coverage and strafing mission over Kiska lakes and harbor; a tender in the harbor is slightly damaged, 1 float fighter is downed; a P-38 is hit by AA fire and fighters damage the LB-30.

September 22, 1942
(11th AF) 9 B-24s, 2 B-17s, and 1 LB-30, accompanied by 15 P-39s and 20 P-40s, abort a Kiska bombing mission due to weather.

September 23, 1942
(11th AF) Weather causes a mission abort to Kiska

September 24, 1942
(11th AF) Three B-24s bomb Kiska Main Camp, storage dumps, and dock areas, starting several fires.

September 27, 1942
(11th AF) Shore and harbor areas of Kiska are bombed. 8 B-24s and 1 B-17, escorted by 1 P-38, 13 P-39s and 4 P-40s take off first, and are followed by 6 unescorted B-24s; weather turns back 13 of the fighters.

September 28, 1942
(11th AF) Two bombing missions are flown to Kiska and Attu by 7 B-24s, 1 B-17, and 1 LB-30, escorted by 17 fighters; installations on and a freighter nearby are bombed.

September 30, 1942
(11th AF) 9 B-24s off to bomb Kiska and Attu, two turn back; the others blast the Attu Camp area, and at Kiska Harbor and score at least one direct hit and near misses on a ship; 8 fighters intercept over Kiska and Little Kiska but inflict no losses.

October 1, 1942
(11th AF) 7 B-24s on a search-attack and photo reconnaissance mission over Kiska hit hangars and ramps, starting several fires; 4 fighters appearand are engaged; 1 probable victory is claimed; 2 other B-24s take off, after a Navy PBY contact a transport, but cannot locate it.

October 2, 1942
(11th AF) 11 B-24s and 6 P-39s bomb two cargo ships in Kiska harbor (no hits observed), drop demolition charges throughout the Main Camp area, and hit a hangar S of the seaplane ramp; 4 floatplanes and 1 biplane are shot down.

October 3, 1942
(11th AF) 6 B-24s, 4 P-38s, and 8 P-39s bomb and strafe 7 vessels in and around Kiska Harbor hitting a beached cargo vessel and the camp; the fighters down 6 float fighters attempting interception

October 4, 1942
(11th AF) 3 B-24s abort weather, bombing and photomissions over Kiska due to weather and instead attack a cargo vessel; the ship's rudder is probably damaged; 1 B-24 is damaged.

October 5, 1942
(11th AF) 6 B-24s, 3 P-38s and 3 P-39s abort a bombing, weather, and photo mission over Kiska due to weather.

October 6, 1942
(11th AF) 8 B-24s, 1 B-17, 10 P-39s, and 8 P-38s fly bombing and weather missions over Kiska; a large transport is bombed in the harbor which is left sinking; hits are scored on a corvette and on a large freighter at Gertrude Cove and on a hangar in Main Camp; the radio station is damaged; a float fighter is strafed and set afire, and 6 Zekes are hit on the water.

October 7, 1942
(11th AF) 3 B-24s taking off to bomb Kiska Island and patrol near the island, but abort the mission due to mechanical failure and instead fly reconnaissance over other islands.

October 8, 1942
(11th AF) 9 B-24s, 3 B-17s, and 12 P-38s blast Kiska Harbor installations (starting fires in Main Camp), and strafe AA positions, hangars, a corvette (silencing her guns), and a freighter.

October 9, 1942
(11th AF) 7 B-17s and 10 B-24s escorted by 6 P-38s and 4P-39s bomb Kiska Harbor, installations, and shipping 6 times. Targets include shipping in Gertrude Cove, small cargo vessels in Kiska Harbor, installations at North Head, a hangar, Main Camp area (hit severalt imes), and various shore facilities.

October 10, 1942
(11th AF) 10 B-24s, 7 B-17s, and 4 P-38s fly 4 missions against Kiska; the third mission (3 B-17s) does not make contact. The others bomb and strafe the Main Camp area, hit shipping in Trout Lagoon and a ship off South Head, where gun positions and installations are also blasted; fires are started in the Main Camp and hangar areas.

October 11, 1942
(11th AF) Kiska is hit by three bombing and strafing missions flown by 10 B-24s and 3 B-17s; the B-17s make no contact; the B-24s blast Kiska Harbor and Main Camp.

October 14, 1942
(11th AF) 9 B-24s, 6 B-26s, 1 B-17 and 12 P-38s bomb and strafe Kiska installations and shipping; fire bombs are dropped on hangars and the Main Camp area where a large fire is started; 2 torpedo attacks on shipping in Gertrude Cove score no hits; the P-38s destroy 3 floatplanes on the water; 1 P-38 is shot down.

October 15, 1942
(11th AF) B-26s bomb and 1 B-24 flys a photo reconnaissance over Kiska. B-26s hit a large cargo ship afire in Gertrude Cove.

October 16, 1942
(11th AF) 1 B-17, 6 B-26s, and 4 P-38s bomb Kiska and low level bomb and sink two destroyers north of the island. Duds hit Nozama Maru beached at Trout Lagoon; 1 B-26 is shot down.

October 17, 1942
(11th AF) 5 B-24s bomb the Main Camp area on Kiska and Nozama Maru beached at Trout Lagoon; the results are unobserved due to clouds; 1 B-24 flying weather reconnaissance finds no trace of two destroyers, confirming their sinking a day earlier.

October 18, 1942
(11th AF) 4 B-24s bomb Main Camp on Kiska and score near misses on Nozama Maru beached at Trout Lagoon, and hit a gasoline storage area.

October 19, 1942
(11th AF) A B-17 flies weather reconnaissance and bomb runs over Kiska. 6 B-24s dispatched to bomb Kiska abort due to weather.

October 23, 1942
(11th AF) Seven bombers, escorted by six P-38s fly an armed reconnaissance mission over Kiska hitting installations including the submarine base and Main Camp; visibility is excellent and direct hits are scored, including one hit on the submarine base.

October 24, 1942
(11th AF) Three B-17s hit the Kiska submarine base but the results are not observed. A weather reconnaissance flight is made over Attu.

October 27, 1942
(11th AF) Six B-24s flying an attack on the Kiska submarine base turn back due to weather; a weather aircraft flies reconnaissance over Kiska.

October 28, 1942
(11th AF) Six B-24s turn back from an attempted attack on Kiska submarine base because of adverse weather. A B-17 bombs flies weather reconnaissance over Kiska.

October 29, 1942
(11th AF) special reconnaissance mission is flown with Lieutenant General Simon B. Buckner over Kiska and other islands.

October 31, 1942
(11th AF) Weather and reconnaissance flight over Attu and Kiska. Over Kiska, the weather aircraft draws AA fire from Little Kiska; no other missions as all combat aircraft arealerted for a possible naval target.

November 5, 1942
(11th AF) Weather reconnaissance is flown over Kiska and Little Kiska.

November 6, 1942
(11th AF) A weather aircraft is forced back near Kiska.

November 7, 1942
(11th AF) Six B-24s and two B-26s attack the submarine base at Kiska Harbor, slightly damaging float fighters and a seaplane beached by storm. A B-17 flies reconnaissance bombs the submarine base and a previously-damaged freighter in Gertrude Cove.

November 9, 1942
(11th AF) Two B-26s and four P-38s bomb the Borneo Maru beached in Gertrude Cove off Kiska but score no hits. Two P-38s then strafe Kiska Harbor. One B-17 flies weather reconnaissance Kiska.

November 10, 1942
(11th AF) Reconnaissance is flown over Kiska. Five B-24s and one B-17 bomb Kiska submarine base, but are unable to release all their bombs.

November 11, 1942
(11th AF) Three B-17s, and three B-24s biomb Kiska but are are unable to locate the submarine base due to bad weather. Three B-26s make unsuccessful runs on the Borneo Maru in Gertrude Cove.

November 14, 1942
(11th AF) One B-24 flies armed reconnaissance over Kiska.

November 16, 1942
(11th AF) A weather reconnaissance flight is flown over Kiska.

November 17, 1942
(11th AF) A weather a reconnaissance aircraft is forced back by weather west of Kiska

November 18, 1942
(11th AF) An armed reconnaissance is flown over Kiska, no bombs are dropped.

November 21, 1942
(11th AF) A reconnaissance is flown over Kiska.

November 22, 1942
(11th AF) A B-24 flies reconnaissance over Kiska.

November 23, 1942
(11th AF) A reconnaissance is flown over Kiska.

November 24, 1942
(11th AF) One B-24 flies reconnaissance over Kiska; weather precludes the westward continuation of reconnaissance; a scheduled mission of 8 B-24s and 4 B-26s to Kiska is called off due to icing conditions.

November 25, 1942
(11th AF) A reconnaissance is flown over Kiska.

November 26, 1942
(11th AF) reconnaissance is flown over Kiska

November 27, 1942
(11th AF) A photo reconnaissance is flown over Kiska

November 29, 1942
(11th AF) One B-26 flies an uneventful reconnaissance over the southern shore of Kiska.

December 2, 1942
(11th AF) A B-26s on reconnaissance finds Kiska closed by fog.

December 3, 1942
(11th AF) Two bombers and several fighters fly reconnaissance over Kiska

December 5, 1942
(11th AF) A reconnaissance is flown over Kiska

December 6, 1942
(11th AF) A reconnaissance is flown over Kiska

December 8, 1942
(11th AF) An attempted bombing mission of Kiska by six B-24s and six B-26s, escorted by eight P-38s, is forced back by weather. An uneventful reconnaissance is flown by a B-24 and a B-26 over Kiska.

December 10, 1942
(11th AF) An uneventful reconnaissance cover Kiska. Four B-26s and six P-38s abort a bomb run to Kiska due to weather.

December 11, 1942
(11th AF) An uneventful reconnaissance covers Kiska. Three B-26s and four P-38s rebomb and strafe a previously bombed cargo vessel in Kiska Harbor, scoring two more direct hits. The P-38s also strafe and bomb Kiska Harbor submarine base and seaplane hangars, camp area and nearby gun emplacements.

December 13, 1942
(11th AF) A largely negative reconnaissance is flown over Kiska by two B-24s and two P-38s.

December 17, 1942
(11th AF) A reconnaissance sortie is flown over Kiska. Two attacks by five B-24s, two B-25s and four B-26s attack Kiska. On the first mission, four B-24s, gets through and hit the submarine base area, marine railway, buildings, and communication facilities. The second mission escorted by eight P-38s aborts due to weather.

December 18, 1942
(11th AF) A B-24 flies reconnaissance over Kiska.

December 19, 1942
(11th AF) Two B-24s fly reconnaissance and patrol over Kiska. Four escorting P-38s turn back due to weather and mechanical difficulties.

December 20, 1942
(11th AF) Four B-26s, five B-24s, five B-25s and nine P-38s make a coordinated bombing, strafing, and incendiary attack against Kiska Harbor installations and vicinity, especially on the submarine base and near the marine railway and gun emplacements. A direct hit is scored on a probable ammunition dump. P-38s also strafe Nozama Maru off Trout Lagoon.

December 21, 1942
(11th AF) One B-24s flies an uneventful reconnaissance over Kiska. A B-24 and two P-38s abort a photographic mission due to weather.

December 24, 1942
(11th AF) Reconnaissance aircraft over Kiska finds shipping there unchanged. Weather cancel all other missions.

December 25, 1942
(11th AF) A B-24 takes photographs of Kiska and Attu and unsuccessfully bombs five barges between Gertrude Cove and Kiska Harbor. The B-24 then sights eight float Zekes; three Zekes unsuccessfully attempt to attack the B-24.

December 26, 1942
(11th AF) Six B-25s and four P-38s over Kiska and Gertrude Cove abort due to low ceiling. An OA-10 flies reconnaissance over northeast Kiska.

December 27, 1942
(11th AF) Two B-24s flying reconnaissance over Kiska abord due to bad weather.

December 30, 1942
(11th AF) B-25s and 14 P-38s approach Kiska Harbor at minimum altitude for a bombing and strafing attack. Two ships and three submarines, newly arrived, are covered by Zekes. Four of the Zekes engage the approaching P-38s in a dogfight; two P-38s are shot down and four Zekes are listed as probables. The B-25s meanwhile attack the ships with unobserved results; one B-25 is shot down off Little Kiska. A Navy PBY picks up survivors, but fails to return to base. Kiska Harbor is then attacked again by five B-24s, four B-25s and four B-26s. They claim hits on both vessels observing explosions on the smaller ship. Aerial reconnaissance notes the Japanese use of a smoke screen to conceal Kiska Harbor.

December 31, 1942
(11th AF) Six B-24s escorted by nine P-38s, attack Kiska Harbor bombing two cargo vessels; one of six intercepting Japanese aircraft is probably shot down.

January 2, 1943
(11th AF) Three B-25s, three B-26s and eight P-38s bound for Kiska are forced back by bad wether. The weather aircraft cannot see into Kiska Harbor or Gertrude Cove.

January 4, 1943
(11th AF) Six B-24s, three B-25s, three B-26s and ten P-40s en route to Kiska, are forced back near Segula by snow squalls and low ceiling. The weather aircraft flies unsuccessful reconnaissance over Kiska.

January 5, 1943
(11th AF) A Kiska attack mission of six heavy bombers, six medium bombers and 12 fighters is cancelled due to weather.

Janauary 6, 1943
(11th AF) Six B-24s, six B-25s and 12 P-38s take off to attack Kiska; the P-38s and one B-24 turn back due to weather. The B-25s find the target obscured and five Zekes waiting to intercept them, whereupon they turn back without attacking. The five remaining B-24s circle Kiska without contacting enemy aircraft; one of the B-24s, exploiting a break in the cloud cover, bombs the Kiska submarine base area which the others then bomb through the clouds.

January 7, 1943
(11th AF) Six B-25s and 12 P-38s dispatched to Kiska turn back due to cloud cover. Six B-24s circle over Kiska for two hours until four can bomb the submarine base. AA fire damages three of the attackers. Negative reconnaissance is flown over Amchitka, Kiska

January 8, 1943
(11th AF) Another B-24 aborts a weather run over Kiska because of instrument trouble.

January 12, 1943
(11th AF) Weather reconnaissance is flown over Kiska Harbor, where four ships are observed.

January 13, 1943
(11th AF) The weather reconnaissance aircraft returns west of Kiska due to high winds An attack on Kiska is cancelled.

January 15, 1943
(11th AF) Eight P-38s, three B-25s and a B-24 patrol Constantine Harbor, fly reconnaissance over Kiska.

January 16, 1943
(11th AF) Six B-24s off to hit Kiska return due to weather.

January 18, 1943
(11th AF) A B-24 on reconnaissance reports two vessels in Kiska Harbor. Thereupon four B-24s, four B-26s, one B-25 and six P-38s fly out of Adak. Mechanical trouble forces two B-26s to return. The bomb run is negative. Meanwhile bad weather closes in on Kiska. Lost is B-24D Liberator 41-23908.

January 21, 1943
(11th AF) An attack over Kiska is call off due to weather.

January 22, 1943
(11th AF) A weather reconnaissance aircraft finds Kiska closed in. For the first time the weather aircraft draws AA fire through the overcast at Kiska, suggesting that the Japanese have fire-control radar.

January 23, 1943
(11th AF) Weather reconnaissance over Kiska reveals nothing.

January 24, 1943
(11th AF) Six heavy bombers and six medium bombers attempt an attack on Kiska. The medium bombers abort over Semiscopochnol. The heavy bombers circle Kiska until the weather closes in. Others fly a negative search over Kiska.

January 25, 1943
(11th AF) Reconnaissance is flown over Kiska. An attack mission to Kiska is turned back by weather

January 27, 1943
(11th AF) A negative weather reconnaissance sortie is flown over Kiska.

January 28, 1943
(11th AF) A weather aircraft encounters poor visibility over Kiska. Two patrols fly over Amchitka. The second runs into poor weather and aborts. An attack on Kiska is cancelled due to weather.

January 29, 1943
(11th AF) Weather reconnaissance over Kiska and a patrol over Rat, flown by one B-24, two B-25s and four P-38s, are recalled early due to weather.

January 31, 1943
(11th AF) A weather and photographic reconnaissance aircraft flies twice over Kiska. Four B-17s, 2 B-24s, 6 B-25s, 4 P-38s and 4 P-40s then attempt an attack on Kiska; P-40s turn back with mechanical troubles; the other aircraft find Kiska closed in and abort the mission.

February 4, 1943
(11th AF) The weather reconnaissance aircraft over Kiska, jumped by 3 fighters, shoots 1 down. It is followed by 3 B-17s, 3 B-24s, 3 B-25s, 4 P-38s and 8 P-40s. The B-24s blast the North Head submarine base, and score near misses on a cargo ship. The B-25s hit the vicinity of the Main Camp area; 3 of 5 floatplanes which intercept are shot down. The P-40s strafe Kiska ground installations and sight a fighter strip southwest of Salmon Lagoon.

February 6, 1943
(11th AF) A weather reconnaissance is flown over Kiska

February 7, 1943
(11th AF) A B-17 flies weather reconnaissance over Kiska

February 8, 1943
(11th AF) Weather reconnaissance is flown over Kiska. Five B-24s and 5 B-25s bomb the Kiska Camp area and hit a water tank and buildings. Two B-25s bomb North Head through the overcast.

February 10, 1943
(11th AF) Four B-24s, 2 B-17s, 8 B-25s and 8 P-38s attack Kiska; hits are observed on the landing strip and near the hangar and buildings

February 12, 1943
(11th AF) Weather reconnaissance and attack missions against Kiska are broken off due to weather.

February 13, 1943
(11th AF) Weather reconnaissance is flown over Kiska. Five heavy bombers, 6 medium bombers and 10 P-38s bomb and strafe Kiska targets including the Camp area, landing strip, and shipping. Of five float-type fighter which attack, P-38s shoot down 3.

February 16, 1943
(11th AF) Weather reconnaissance aircraft flies over Kiska.

Februray 20, 1943
(11th AF) Reconnaissance over Kiska finds weather favorable and 5 B-24s, 7 B-25s and 8 P-38s take off to attack. The fighters hit the Main Camp area; the bombers bomb North Head, the Main Camp area and Kiska Airfield.

February 21, 1943
(11th AF) Fighters based patrol Kiska.

February 22, 1943
(11th AF) 16 bombers and 8 fighters abort a mission against Kiska due to weather.

February 23, 1943
(11th AF) 17 bombers and 8 fighters bomb the Main Camp area on Kiska while an F-5A flies a photographic mission.

February 24, 1943
(11th AF) All except one mission of 4 P-40s to Kiska are called off. The P-40s make no contacts, however.

February 25, 1943
(11th AF) Four P-40s sweep Kiska. Six B-24s and 5 B-25s bomb the Main Camp and North Head areas of Kiska.

February 27, 1943
(11th AF) 6 B-24s, 6 B-25s and 4 P-38s bomb and strafe the Main Camp area on Kiska

February 28, 1943
(11th AF) Reconnaissance is flown over Kiska with negative results. Six B-24s and 6 B-25s bomb the Main Camp area on Kiska.

March 1, 1943
(11th AF) P-40s jettison their bombs when bad weather prevents a sweep over Kiska.

March 3, 1943
(11th AF) Four P-40s sweep Kiska dropping demolition and fragmentation bombs. Admiral Thomas C. Kincaid, Commanding Officer of the Alaska Defense Command, tables the Kiska invasion plan and substitutes an Attu Island invasion plan.

March 4, 1943
11th AF) Four P-40s fly over Kiska but drop no bombs due to weather.

March 5, 1943
(11th AF) A B-24 flies negative weather reconnaissance over Kiska and other islands

March 6, 1943
(11th AF) A B-24 flies uneventful reconnaissance over Kiska and other islands

March 7, 1943
(11th AF) A fighter sweep plus 6 B-24s, and 10 B-25s hit North Head and the Main Camp area on Kiska.

March 9, 1943
(11th AF) 6 B-24s, 10 B-25s, 12 P-38s and 4 P-40s attack Kiska. The P-40s and 6 of the B-25s return to base due to bad weather; the other bombers bomb the Main Camp area, North Head and the submarine base.

March 10, 1943
(11th AF) Kiska is attacked by 10 B-25s, 6 B-24s, 12 P-38s (4 of them flying top cover), and 1 F-5A. Eight of the P-38s strafe ground installations; the B-25s bomb a radar site and pound North Head, silencing AA fire; the B-24s hit the Main Camp area. Four Amchitka-based P-40s bomb the submarine base.

March 12, 1943
(11th AF) Twelve P-40s scout Kiska

March 13, 1943
(11th AF) Twelve P-40s strike the Kiska beach, camp and Kiska Airfield. Hits are observed on these targets and among 14 parked airplanes. Eight P-38s with 8 P-40s flying top cover again take off for Kiska. Only 3 of the P-38s reach the target and strafe aircraft on the beach.

March 15, 1943
(11th AF) Six B-25s, with four P-38s flying top cover, bomb North Head on Kiska, hitting the Main Camp and gun emplacements. Six B-24s with 4 P-38s for top cover then bomb Main Camp. Revetments and the hangar area are strafed by the P-38s one of which is lost to AA. Next, 5 B-24s and 16 P-38s bomb and strafe the Main Camp area and North Head. Four P-40s then unsuccessfully search for 3 enemy fighters which had earlier attacked a weather plane. Main Camp is hit two more times by 3 B-25s and by 8 P-38s.

March 16, 1943
(11th AF) 16 B-25s, 13 B-24s, 8 P-40s and 32 P-38s (cover/escort) sorties are flown to Kiska in one weather reconnaissance and 2 attack missions from Adak and in three more missions from Amchitka. Targets hit are North Head, the Main Camp area, radar sites, and the submarine base. On the last Amchitka mission one enemy floatplane is shot down and 2 more are probables. Four heavy bombers are hit and 1 B-25 does not return.

March 17. 1943
(11th AF) Eight P-38s patrol Kiska without making contact

March 18, 1943
(11th AF) Six B-24's bomb the Main Camp area on Kiska, 6 B-25's bomb North Head, and 12 P-38's fly top cover and strafing attacks. Twelve Amchitka-based P-38's then blast the Kiska Airfield and Main Camp area, starting fires.

March 21, 1943
(11th AF) Thirteen B-24's, 9 B-25's, 50 P-38's, 16 P-4O's, and 2 F-5A's fly 8 bombing and strafing missions to Kiska. Some of the missions abort due to weather. The others hit the Main Camp area.

March 22, 1943
(11th AF) Six B-25's, twelve B-24's and twenty-two P-38's attempt three missions to Kiska. Only 8 of the P-40's get through but fly uneventful patrol.

March 25, 1943
(11th AF) Fourteen B-24's, 3 B-25's, 12 P-38's, and 2 P-40's fly four missions to Kiska. The targets include the beach, Kiska Airfield, hangar area, North Head, the Main Camp and submarine base.

March 26, 1943
(11th AF) During the Battle of Komandorskies, eleven B-25s take off on an unsuccessful search for Japanese vessels 150 miles west of Cape Wrangell on Attu. Instead, some of the returning B-25's bomb a radar site, hangar, and Main Camp area on Kiska.

March 29, 1943
(11th AF) Seven heavy and medium bombers, with fighter escort, bomb and strafe Kiska Airfield and nearby Main Camp area. Heavy AA fire damages 6 bombers and 2 P-38's.

March 30, 1943
(11th AF) Six missions are dispatched against Kiska and Attu. Six B-24's, six B-25's, and four P-38's are over Kiska at 1200 hours local but cannot bomb due to weather. Next, 5 B-24's and 4 P-38's bomb the Main Camp; intense AA fire downs 1 B-24. Next, 4 P-38's bomb Kiska through the overcast, followed by 6 B-25's bombing and strafing radar, radio installations, Main Camp, runway, and personnel.

April 1, 1943
(11th AF) Sixteen B-24, 5 B-25, and 12 P-38 sorties are flown against Kiska. Targets include a ship in Gertrude Cove, the North Head area, the Main Camp and the beach. AA fire damages 2 bombers. Reconnaissance covers Kiska, and other islands.

April 2, 1943
(11th AF) Eighteen B-24's bomb Kiska targets including North Head. Six B-25's, 16 P-38's, and 24 P-40's in six missions from Amchitka to Kiska, bomb the Main Camp and submarine base areas. All aircraft, including two B-25's colliding in the air, return safely.

April 5, 1943
(11th AF) Reconnaissance covers all islands west of Kiska with negative results. 16 B-24's and 6 B-25's bomb the Attu runway and Kiska's Main Camp and runway. 4 P-38's fly top cover. Later, 3 B-25's, 16 P-40's, and 16 P-38's bomb Kiska again.

April 8, 1943
(11th AF) A weather airplane scouts Kiska and islands west of it with negative results.

April 9, 1943
(11th AF) A B-24 flies reconnaissance over Kiska, Attu and the Semichis. P-40's fly reconnaissance over Kiska.

April 10, 1943
(11th AF) Three B-25's, 17 P-40's, and 6 P-38's fly 5 attack missions to Kiska, and negative searches for the unidentified airplanes at Segula. The last mission finds Kiska closed in and returns with bombs.

April 11, 1943
(11th AF) Four B-25's, twenty-two P-40's, and eight P-38's hit Kiska five times. The last mission aborts due to weather. The other four missions bomb various targets starting large fires.

April 12, 1943
(11th AF) Three B-25's, 24 P-40's, and 13 P-38's fly seven missions to Kiska. The fighters also strafe Little Kiska. AA fire damages 1 P-40 and 1 P-38. The P-38 force-lands safely.

April 13, 1943
(11th AF) Fifteen B-24's, fifteen B-25's, 28 P-38's and 20 P-40's fly eleven attacks to Kiska; 43 tons of bombs are dropped on the Main Camp, North Head, and runway. Fighters attack the Main Camp causing large fires, and also strafe aircraft on the beach. Heavy AA fire damages 2 P-38's, 1 of which later crashes into the sea, and 1 B-25.

April 14, 1943
(11th AF) 30 P-40's, 17 P-38's, 9 B-24's and 6 B-25's fly 10 missions to Kiska, bombing and strafing the runway, North Head area, installations, parked seaplanes.

April 15, 1943
(11th AF) Reconnaissance over Kiska and other islands spots no new enemy activities. Two bomber missions from Adak and eleven fighter missions from Amchitka, composed of 23 B-24's, 20 B-25's, 25 P-38's, and 44 P-40's, hit Kiska; 1 F-5A takes photos; 85 tons of bombs are dropped. Fires result on North Head. One B-24 is shot down in flames and four bombers receive battle damage.

April 16, 1943
(11th AF) Kiska is bombed and strafed 13 times. A total of 13 B-24's, 12 B-25's, 32 P-40's, 29 P-38's, and 2 F-5A's cover targets which include installations in the Holtz Bay area and gun positions on North Head.

April 17, 1943
(11th AF) Four B-25's, thirty-one P-38's, and fourteen P-40's hit Kiska nine times, bombing installations and strafing gun emplacements and 3 parked airplanes.

April 18, 1943
(11th AF) 22 P-38's (some flown by Royal Canadian Air Force pilots) and 37 P-40's hit Kiska 9 times. The submarine base and gun emplacements on North Head are bombed and gun emplacements near the submarine base are silenced.

April 19, 1943
(11th AF) Nine missions involving 14 B-24's, 12 B-25's, 32 P-40's, and 23 P-38's are flown to Kiska. The first mission is weathered out of the primary target, Attu, and directed to Kiska. Bombing and strafing concentrates on 4 grounded ships and the submarine base area where fires are started. One ship, believed to serve as a power station, is set afire.

April 24, 1943
(11th AF) Two P-38's bomb Kiska and strafe personnel near Mutton Cove. Weather cancels other missions.

April 25, 1943
(11th AF) 15 B-24's, 12 B-25's, 32 P-40's, 23 P-38's, and 1 F-5A fly 12 missions to Kiska and Attu. Targets include North Head, South Head, the beach areas, the runway, shipping, and the submarine base.

April 30, 1943
(11th AF) 4 B-25's, 17 P-38's, and 7 P-40's fly 4 missions to Kiska. Only the P-38's get through and blast Gertrude Cove, Main Camp, the submarine base and a ship.

May 1, 1943
(11th AF) Sixteen attack missions on Kiska and Attu are flown by 16 B-24's, 15 B-25's, 35 P-38's, 38 P-40's, and 4 F-5A's. Kiska targets include the Main Camp, hangar, submarine base (where a fire is started), runway, radar, ship, North Head, AA guns and Gertrude Cove.

May 2, 1943
(11th AF) Six B-25's, eight P-40's, and eight P-38's fly bombing, photographic and attack missions to Kiska. Targets include North Head, South Head and buildings and AA gun batteries on Gertrude Cove.

May 3, 1943
(11th AF) Nine attack missions to Kiska, targets include the Main Camp, North Head, radar, and runway.

May 4, 1943
(11th AF) Five B-24's, six B-25's, eight P-38's, two P-40's and two F-5A's take off on two Kiska and Attu missions. Missions to Kiska abort due to weather.

May 5, 1943
(11th AF) Fourteen B-24's, 17 B-25's, 16 P-38's, 32 P-40's, and 5 F-5A's fly 4 6 [partly with Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilots] to Kiska targets include Main Camp, a radar site, North and South Head, runway, and Gertrude Cove installations.

May 6, 1943
(11th AF) B-24's, B-25's and P-38's hit Kiska. Also, P-40's blast Kiska.

May 7, 1943
(11th AF) An attempted mission to Kiska by six P-40's is aborted due to weather.

May 11, 1943
(11th AF) Two attack missions, flown by B-24's and B-25's hit Kiska runway and Main Camp.

May 12, 1943
(11th AF) A P-39 reconnaissance sortie over Kiska and Rat encounters poor weather and turns back.

May 13, 1943
(11th AF) An air-ground support mission of 6 B-24's divert from Attu to Kiska; two of the bombers don't get the message, proceed to Attu, the other four bomb the Main Camp area on Kiska. Eight P-40's dispatched to Kiska in tow waves cannot see the target and instead bomb Little Kiska installations.

May 14, 1943
(11th AF) Two P-40's bomb Kiska through overcast.

May 16, 1943
(11th AF) Bombers bomb Kiska. 2 P-40's fly reconnaissance mission over Kiska.

May 18, 1943
(11th AF) Six B-24's, weathered out of Attu, bomb the Gertrude Cove area on Kiska leaving large fires. One B-25 flies photo reconnaissance over Kiska.

May 19, 1943
(11th AF) Four P-40's fly two reconnaissance missions to Kiska.

May 20, 1943
(11th AF) Twenty P-40's bomb the Main Camp and submarine area at Kiska, and strafe barges in Kiska Harbor.

May 21, 1943
(11th AF) Four other missions, after vainly waiting for a break in the overcast over Attu, instead bomb the Kiska submarine base through the overcast.

May 23, 1943
(11th AF) Six B-24's and 12 B-25's fly 3 air-ground support missions to Attu, due to bad weather they are routed to Kiska. Weather there is also poor and only one B-25 bombs the Main Camp area of Kiska.

May 26, 1943
(11th AF) Kiska is covered by three F-5A's photo sorties and three attack missions, flown by 9 B-25's and 16 P-40's. Targets include gun emplacements on North Head and the east end of Kiska Airfield.

May 27, 1943
(11th AF) Six P-40's fly an attack and reconnaissance mission to Kiska, concentrating on Little Kiska and on the Main Camp area.

May 30, 1945
(11th AF) Eight P-40's fly 4 reconnaissance missions to Kiska. Three F-5A's fly photo reconnaissance eight P-40's attack and strafe tents and troops and blast the runway at Kiska.

May 31, 1943
(11th AF) FIve F-5A's fly separate photo missions. 6 B-24's, 10 B-25's, 37 P-40's and 8 P-38's fly attack missions to Kiska. Their targets include Gertrude Cove, AA installations, trenches, the North Head runway, and a vessel.

June 4, 1943
(11th AF) In the Aleutian Islands, 6 B-24's following a Navy PV make a radar-bombing run over North Head on Kiska. 14 P-40's and P-38's bomb North Head, Main Camp on Kiska.

June 5, 1943
(11th AF) Seven B-24's, six B-25's, and six P-40's fly weather reconnaissance and radar-bombing missions over Kiska, being handicapped by poor weather and mechanical trouble.

June 10, 1943
(11th AF) Seven B-24's, 8 B-25's, 12 P-40's, and 2 F-5A's fly weather reconnaissance, attack, and photo missions to Kiska and Little Kiska. Targets include gun batteries, runway, North Head and Main Camp.

June 11, 1943
(11th AF) Seven B-24's, 8 B-25's, 10 P-40's, 4 P-38's, and 2 F-5A's fly weather, photo, reconnaissance, and attack missions to Kiska. Main targets are Gertrude Cove and Main Camp, South Head, North Head, runway, and offshore barges. Fighter bombing and strafing, and subsequent bomber runs over emplacements, are effectively coordinated.

June 25, 1943
(11th AF) Two photo and weather reconnaissance missions by two B-24's and six attack missions by 25 B-25's, 12 B-24's, and 2 P-38's hit Kiska. Targets include gun revetments at Gertrude Cove and AA batteries.

June 26, 1943
(11th AF) Sixteen bombers and 28 fighters fly 7 attack, weather reconnaissance and photo missions to Kiska and Little Kiska, starting fires. Intense machine gun fire damages four P-38's.

June 27, 1943
(11th AF) On Kiska, eight B-24's make a radar run but return with their bombs due to weather. Later, five B-24's and 7 B-25's bomb the Main Camp area and vicinity north of Salmon Lagoon. 14 B-25's bomb Gertrude Cove, camp areas, and North Head, while seven others abort due to weather.

June 28, 1943
(11th AF) Six B-25's bomb Gertrude Cove and the southern Main Camp area on Kiska through holes in the overcast. The mission is partly ineffective because of faulty bomb-release mechanisms.

July 2, 1943
(11th AF) Three bombers and four P-38's fly four reconnaissance missions over Kiska and Segula. 17 B-24's and 16 B-25's then attack Kiska Island in 5 missions, 2 of them radar-guided. Fires are started at several of the targets, which include Gertrude Cove, Kiska Harbor, and buildings in the Main Camp area. Intense AA fire damages 3 aircraft. 2 B-25's on a submarine attack hit the Kiska seaplane ramp after making no contact with the target.

July 3, 1943
(11th AF) Six B-24's bomb Main Camp on Kiska

July 6, 1943
(11th AF) Two B-24's and two P-40's on three weather reconnaissance missions report Kiska overcast, and take photos of Segula. Six B-24's bomb Main Camp on Kiska. Eight B-25's abort a radar run over Kiska when one has engine trouble and the others fail to locate a PV Pathfinder. They sight a submarine which crash-dives immediately.

July 11, 1943
(11th AF) Six B-25's and six B-24's in three missions (one by radar) attack North Head and Main Camp on Kiska sighting new excavations near Sredni Point, strafe a tent near Haycock Rock

July 15, 1943
(11th AF) One B-24 and two P-39's fly reconnaissance over Kiska and Segula. Nine B-24's and fourteen B-25's bomb Kiska targets including AA batteries at North Head, Jeff Cove and Gertrude Cove. Fires are started. One bomber turns back with three engines and jettisons bombs, another crashes on return. AA fire damages a B-25.

July 18, 1943
(11th AF) Two B-24's and six B-25's bomb Gertrude Cove and Main Camp on Kiska.

July 21, 1943
(11th AF) NIne B-24's bomb Kiska targets, including the runway, North Head, and Main Camp area where fires are observed. Poor weather cancels other scheduled missions.

July 22, 1943
(11th AF) 26 B-25's, 17 B-24's, 13 P-40's, and 20 P-38's hit North Head, Main Camp, and the submarine base at Kiska, as well as coastal defenses and AA guns at both Kiska and Little Kiska, starting numerous fires. Intense and heavy AA fire downs one B-25 (crew saved) and damages 18 aircraft of which another B-25 crashes at base. 1 B-25 photographs the S and W Kiska shores. 1 B-24 flies radar reconnaissance over Kiska.

July 24, 1943
(11th AF) Sixty-two P-40's fly nine missions to Kiska, two of them with Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilots, bombing the runway and scoring many hits. An AA battery takes a direct hit and explodes. AA guns are strafed on North Head and Little Kiska. Intense AA fire downs 1 P-40.

July 25, 1943
(11th AF) Forty P-40's fly seven attack missions, two by Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilots against Kiska, bombing and strafing North Head AA batteries, the runway, Main Camp, and Little Kiska.

July 26, 1943
(11th AF) Three bombers and five fighters fly five armed reconnaissance missions to Kiska. 32 B-24's, 38 P-4O's, and 24 P-38's fly 13 attack raids, bombing and scoring hits on numerous Kiska and Little Kiska including North Head, Main Camp, the runway, Gertrude Cove, AA batteries, and on a suspected submarine in Kiska Harbor. AA fire claims 1 P-40 (pilot rescued) and damages 3 others. 1 B-25 and 15 P-38's fly 2 air cover missions to Kiska for the US Navy. Over 104 tons of bombs are dropped on Kiska this day, highest one-day bomb load so far dropped by the Eleventh Air Force.

July 27, 1943
(11th AF) Twelve bombers and twenty fighters take off on five attack missions to Kiska. Several of the fighters jettison bombs. The other aircraft hit Main Camp, North Head and Little Kiska.

July 28, 1943
(11th AF) A B-17 scouts Kiska and bombs the Main Camp area.

August 1, 1943
(11th AF) Seven B-24's bomb the Main Camp area on Kiska through the overcast.

August 2, 1943
(11th AF) Eight B-24's, nne B-25's, and eight P-38's hit Kiska in two waves, bombing and strafing North Head, and coast guns on Little Kiska scoring several hits.

August 3, 1943
(11th AF) Six attack missions, two of which abort, are flown to Kiska by B-24's, B-25's, P-38's, and P-40's; numerous targets hit and strafed include installations at North Head and South Head.

August 4, 1943
(11th AF) Between 0855 and 1846 hours, 153 tons of bombs are dropped on Kiska, a new one-day record; six armed weather, photo and reconnaissance missions, flown by 3 B-24's, 2 P-40's, and 2 F-5A's bomb through clouds, take photos and observe fires in Main Camp. Later 48 B-25's, 22 B-24's, 16 A-24s, 8 P-40's, and 40 P-38's fly 17 bombing and strafing attacks to Kiska; targets hit include buildings near the radio station, and the gun battery area on North Head.

August 9, 1943
(11th AF) A B-24 flies photo reconnaissance over Kiska.

August 10, 1943
(11th AF) P-38's, P-40's, A-24s, B-24's and B-25's bomb and strafe various targets on Kiska; direct hits are scored on revetments W of the Wheat Grove and on gun emplacements

August 11, 1943
(11th AF) B-24's, B-25's, A-24s, and P-38's pound Kiska during 11 attack missions; later, 10 reconnaissance, strafing and photo missions to Kiska are flown by 3 P-38's, 26 P-40's, 4 F-5A's and 1 B-24

August 12, 1943
(11th AF) B-24's and B-25's fly 26 bombing, strafing, and radar and photo reconnaissance sorties over Kiska. From Amchitka P-40's, P-38's, B-24's, B-25's, and A-24s fly 70 bombing sorties over Kiska and are joined by B-24's, P-40's, and F-5A's flying 6 reconnaissance and photo sorties. Targets include the runway, harbor and shipping installations, army barracks, and the Rose Hill area.

August 13, 1943
(11th AF) Seven B-25's from Adak bomb targets at Main Camp and North Head on Kiska and Little Kiska. A B-24 flies a special reconnaissance mission. B-24's, B-25's, A-24s, and P-38's fly 8 more bombing missions against Kiska pounding the Camp area, gun emplacements, buildings, shipping, and Kiska Airfield revetments.

August 14, 1943
(11th AF) Two B-24's fly a special radar ferret and reconnaissance mission; 1 B-25, 8 B-24's, and 10 P-38's then fly two attack missions over Kiska bombing with unobserved results.

August 15, 1943
(11th AF) US and Canadian troops land on Kiska and discover that the Japanese, under the cover of fog, evacuated their garrison. A P-38 bombs and strafes Sniper Hill.

August 16, 1943
(11th AF) A B-24 reconnaissance flight reconnoiters North Head, Main Camp, and northern Kiska Island, and observes friendly forces unopposed advance into Main Camp.

August 17, 1943
(11th AF) A B-24 flies over Kiska watching friendly forces land on the shore of east Kiska Lake.

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