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American missions against Amchitka Island and Constantine Harbor
August 17, 1942 - March 16, 1943

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

August 18, 1942
(11th AF) A B-24 takes oblique photos of Amchitka.

August 30, 1942
(11th AF) Five B-24s photograph Kiska but do not bomb due to overcast, and then fly patrol and photo reconnaissance over Amchitka.

September 2, 1942
(11th AF) Six bombers escorted by twelve P-38s fly cover and photo reconnaissance over Nazan Bay off Atka and Kuluk Bays on Adak and Amchitka.

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

September 11, 1942
(11th AF) A weather, photo, and patrol aircraft covers Amchitka.

September 15, 1942
(11th AF) One B-17 and one B-24 fly armed reconnaissance over Amchitka blast buildings in the Constantine Harbor area.

September 21, 1942
(11th AF) Bombers bomb and fire Constantine Harbor installations at Amchitka.

September 23, 1942
(USN, 11th AF) a PBY Catalina escorted by two P-38s lands off Amchitka with a scouting party which determines that the is unsuited as an airfield; the P-38s also bomb a radio shack and sink a submarine at Amchitka.

September 27, 1942
(11th AF) A LB-30 flies photo-weather reconnaissance over Amchitka.

October 19, 1942
(11th AF) A B-17 flies weather reconnaissance over Amchitka.

October 28, 1942
(11th AF) A B-17 flies weather reconnaissance over Amchitka.

October 29, 1942
(11th AF) A special reconnaissance flown with Lieutenant General Simon B. Buckner covers Amchitka.

November 11, 1942
(11th AF) A weather aircraft flies over Amchitka.

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

November 27, 1942
(11th AF) Photo reconnaissance covers Amchitka.

December 5, 1942
(USN, 11th AF) Seven B-24s and nine B-26s escorted by 16 P-38s take off upon a Navy PBY report of a surface force southeast of Amchitka. At the interception point, the area is searched without results. The PBY pilot later report he saw "clouds." Reconnaissance missions over Amchitka turns up nothing.

December 6, 1942
(11th AF) Reconnaissance is flown over Amchitka.

December 8, 1942
(11th AF) An uneventful reconnaissance is flown by a B-24 and a B-26 over Amchitka.

December 11, 1942
(11th AF) An uneventful reconnaissance covers Amchitka.

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

December 17, 1942
(11th AF) A reconnaissance sortie is flown over Amchitka.

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

December 20, 1942
(11th AF) One B-24 and two P-38s fly photographic and reconnaissance patrol over Amchitka.

December 21, 1942
(11th AF) One B-24s flies an uneventful reconnaissance over Amchitka.

December 27, 1942
(11th AF) Two B-24s flying reconnaissance over Kiska and Amchitka abort in bad weather.

December 30, 1942
(11th AF) A B-24 photographs Amchitka.

December 31, 1942
(11th AF) A B-25 searching for the Navy PBY missing since yesterday also flies reconnaissance over Amchitka.

January 2, 1943
(11th AF) Two B-24s fly photographic reconnaissance over Amchitka and encounter poor weather.

January 4, 1943
(11th AF) The weather aircraft flies unsuccessful reconnaissance over Kiska and photographic reconnaissance is flown over Amchitka

January 5, 1943
(11th AF) One B-24 flies photographic reconnaissance over Amchitka, concentrating on Constantine Harbor.

January 6, 1943
(11th AF) Reconnaissance is flown over Amchitka.

January 7, 1943
(11th AF) Negative reconnaissance is flown over Amchitka.

January 8, 1943
(11th AF) A B-24 flies photographic reconnaissance over Amchitka.

January 12, 1943
(11th AF) Two B-24s cover a small U. S. Army and U. S. Navy force landing unopposed at Amchitka.

January 13, 1943
(11th AF) Constantine Harbor is patrolled until weather forces aircraft to return.

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

January 21, 1943
(11th AF) A patrol over Amchitka is call off due to weather.

January 24, 1943
(11th AF) Two Japanese aircraft bomb the Constantine Harbor area on Amchitka before six P-38s, and one B-24 arrive.

January 25, 1943
(11th AF) P-38s are dispatched too late to engage two floatplanes bombing Amchitka. One B-24 and two P-38s fly two patrol missions over Amchitka.

January 27, 1943
(11th AF) Four P-38s fly protective patrol over Amchitka. Upon their departure, three Japanese aircraft appear and unsuccessfully bomb shipping and cause three casualties.

January 28, 1943
(11th AF) Two patrols fly over Amchitka. The second runs into poor weather and aborts.

January 30, 1943
(11th AF) Two patrols, each composed of one B-25 and four P-38s, fly over Amchitka and are recalled early due to weather.

January 31, 1943
(11th AF) Two patrol missions, each by one B-25 and four P-38s, fly over Amchitka.

February 8, 1943
(11th AF) Four P-38s and a B-25 patrol Amchitka.

February 10, 1943
(11th AF) Two patrol missions, each by 4 P-38s and 1 B-25, are flown over Amchitka.

February 12, 1943
(11th AF) Fighter patrol over Amchitka are broken off due to weather.

February 13, 1943
(11th AF) Four P-38s and one B-25 fly a patrol mission over Amchitka.

February 14, 1943
(11th AF) The weather reconnaissance aircraft turns back due to weather, as does the morning patrol of one B-25 and four P-38s over Amchitka.

February 16, 1943
(11th AF) One P-40, accompanying several P-38s on the Amchitka fighter patrol, lands on Amchitka Airfield; an afternoon patrol of 7 P-40s and 1 transport also land at Amchitka Airfield which is now safe for limited operations.

February 18, 1943
(11th AF) P-40s on local patrol over Amchitka encounter and shoot down 2 enemy fighters.

March 16, 1943
(11th AF) One the last Japanese missions against Amchitka, one enemy floatplane is shot down and 2 more are probables.

Japanese missions against Amchitka Island and Constantine Harbor
January 23, 1943 - February 4, 1943

January 23, 1943
(IJN) Enemy aircraft appear over Amchitka twice but inflict no damage.

January 24, 1943
(IJN) Two Japanese aircraft bomb Constantine Harbor on Amchitka before six P-38s, and one B-24 arrive.

January 25, 1943
(11th AF) Two floatplanes bombing Amchitka, P-38s are dispatched too late and fail to engage them.

January 26, 1943
(IJN) Two Japanese aircraft strafe Constantine Harbor on Amchitka.

January 27, 1943
(IJN) Three Japanese aircraft appear and unsuccessfully bomb shipping and cause three casualties.

January 31, 1943
(IJN) Two enemy floatplanes bomb Constantine Harbor on Amchitka without results.

February 1, 1943
(IJN) Enemy aircraft bomb and strafe shipping in Constantine Harbor on Amchitka without inflicting damage.

February 4, 1943
(IJN) Five Japanese bombers attack American positions on Amchitka.

February 14, 1943
(IJN) Seven enemy float-type aircraft bomb and strafe the Constantine Harbor area on Amchitka without effect.

February 15, 1943
(IJN) Six float-type Japanese aircraft bomb and strafe Amchitka, hitting Amchitka Airfield and causing casualties.

February 18, 1943
(IJN) P-40s on local patrol over Amchitka encounter and shoot down 2 enemy fighters.

March 16, 1943
(IJN) On the last Amchitka mission one enemy floatplane is shot down and 2 more are probables.

 

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