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American missions against Tanaga Island
July 28 - October 29, 1942

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

July 30, 1942
(11th AF) One LB-30, nine B-17s and three B-24s fly photo reconnaissance and bombing missions to Tanaga.

August 3, 1942
(11th AF) 3 B-17s, 2 B-24s and 1 LB-30 fly a bombing and photo reconnaissance mission to Tanaga.

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

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

August 19, 1942
(11th AF) Mechanical failure prevents a B-24 from flying reconnaissance over Tanaga.

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 Tanaga.

August 31, 1942
(11th AF) Two B-24s fly weather reconnaissance and patrol missions over Tanaga, one returns due to bad weather.

September 6, 1942
(11th AF) A B-24 flying patrol and armed reconnaissance over Tanaga, sinks a mine layer and strafes a tender as well as nearby tents and buildings.

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

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

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

September 11, 1942
(11th AF) A weather, photo, and patrol aircraft draws AA fire over Chichagof Harbor on Attu and also covers Tanaga.

September 12, 1942
(11th AF) A weather and patrol reconnaissance aircraft finds overcast at Kiska but takes photos over Tanaga.

October 28, 1942
(11th AF) A B-17 bombs Attu with unobserved results and flies weather reconnaissance over Tanaga.

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

 

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