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Today in World War II History—June 3, 1942

B-17E bombers taking off from Midway Atoll, 3-4 Jun 1942 (US Air Force photo)

B-17E bombers taking off from Midway Atoll, 3-4 Jun 1942 (US Air Force photo)

75 Years Ago—June 3, 1942: US Navy Catalina discovers Japanese fleet bound for Midway.

US Seventh Air Force B-17s from Hawaii ineffectively bomb Japanese carriers headed for the Battle of Midway.

Planes from Japanese carriers Junyo and Ryujo bomb Fort Mears and Dutch Harbor, Unalaska Island, Alaska.

Buildings in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, in flames after Japanese strike, 3 Jun 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Buildings in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, in flames after Japanese strike, 3 Jun 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)