Six planes manned by United States airmen took part in a joint
attack with the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers on aerodromes
Russian Front. Heavy fighting continued at Kursk, Bielgorod
In China. United States of America bombers raided aerodrome
In Australasia. Allied aircraft made heavy raids on Lae and
United States of America. United States submarines torpedoed
three Japanese destroyers at Kiska and one at Agattu, Aleutians.
Eighth Air Force. First Army Air Forces air operation over
West Europe. 15th Bomber Squadron, flying 6 American-built
Bostons belonging to The British Royal Air Force (RAF), join
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) low-level attack on 4 airfields
in the Netherlands. Aircraft flown by Captain Charles C Kegelman,
Squadron Commanding Officer, is severely damaged, but Kegelman
succeeds in bringing it back to base at Swanton Morley. VIII
Air Force Comp Command is activated in United States. Second
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers arrives in United Kingdom
via North Atlantic ferry route.
United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
attack convoy in Mediterranean during 4-5
July 1942, setting 1 tanker aflame.
Tenth Air Force. Chine Air Task Force (CATF) is activated
under command of General Chennault. This new command is successor
to Chennault's American Volunteer Group (AVG), which had attained
300 confirmed victories over Japanese aeroplanes at a cost
of less than 50 aircraft and only 9 pilots. Only 5 pilots
and a few ground personnel of American Volunteer Group (AVG)
choose to join the Army Air Forces, although 20 other pilots
agree to stay until replacements arrive in Kunming. Combat
elements of Chine Air Task Force (CATF) are 23d Fighter Group,
16th Fighter Squadron, and 11th Bomber Squadron Colonel Robert
L Scott is to command the fighters and Colonel Caleb V Haynes
the bombers. In air action in China, 5 B-25 Mitchell medium
bombers, with fighters escort, heavily damage buildings,
runways, and parked aircraft at Tien Ho airfield. P-40 fighters
over Kweilin intercept a formation of fighter-bombers, claiming
13 destroyed. The Japanese fail to bomb target.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17
Flying Fortress heavy bombers, B-26 Marauder medium bombers,
and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb airfields at Lae and
Zone of Interior. Air Transport Command, which was established
on 30 April 1942
is redesignated I Troop Carrier Command and made responsible
for training and preparing units and personnel for troop carrier
(airborne) operations. Ferrying Command, which was established
on 29 May
, is redesignated Air Transport Command and made responsible
for air transport and ferrying operations.
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