U.S. Navy Department (December 22, 1942)
On December 20, U.S. bombers, escorted by fighters, executed a heavy, coordinated attack on Japanese shore installations on the island of Kiska. Hits were scored and heavy explosions were observed in the vicinity of the submarine base. Camp areas and buildings were bombed and strafed. All U.S. planes returned.
On December 20, Army “Flying Fortresses” attacked enemy installations in the Munda area of New Georgia Island. Results were not reported.
On December 21:
Army “Flying Fortresses” again bombed Japanese shore facilities at Munda, but no report of the results has been received.
Two Japanese cargo ships were attacked by “Flying Fortresses” near Kahili in the Buin area on Bougainville Island. One direct hit and several near hits were scored. One of the cargo vessels was last seen settling by the stern.