07/04 Sat. United States Army bombers raid Western Europe for first time. Japanese naval vessel sunk: Destroyer NENOHI, by submarine TRITON (SS-201), off Agattu, Aleutian Islands. 07/05 Sun. Japanese naval vessel sunk: Destroyer ARARE, by submarine GROWLER (SS-215), off Kiska, Aleutian Islands. 07/07 Tue. United States Naval Air Facility, Reykjavik, Iceland, is established. German submarine sunk: U-701, by Army aircraft, off North Carolina, 34 d. 50' N., 74 d. 55' W. 07/13 Mon. United States Naval Air Facility, Grand Cayman, British West Indies, is established. German submarine sunk: U-153, damaged by submarine chaser PC-458 and Army aircraft, off coast of Panama, and sunk by destroyer LANDSDOWNE (DD-486), 09 d. 56' N., 81 d. 29' W. 07/15 Wed. Submarine Base, Midway Island, is established. Naval Air Transport Service Squadron (VR-3) is established at Kansas City, Kans., for operations in the United States. Japanese naval vessels sunk: Submarine chasers Nos. 25 and 27, by submarine GRUNION (SS- 216), off Kiska, Aleutian Islands. German submarine sunk: U-576, by naval land-based aircraft (VS-9) and United States merchant vessel UNICOI, off North Carolina, 34 d. 51' N., 75 d. 22' W. 07/16 Thu. Advanced Group, Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet (Rear Adm. A. C. Bennett) is established to conduct amphibious training in Great Britain. 07/18 Sat. Amphibious Force, South Pacific Area is established (Rear Adm. R. K. Turner). 07/20 Mon. Naval Operating Base and Naval Air Facility, Dutch Harbor, Alaska, are established. Adm. W. D. Leahy reports as Chief of Staff to the President. 07/21 Tue. Japanese land and occupy Buna, New Guinea. 07/24 Fri. German submarine lays mines off the Mississippi River Passes. 07/27 Mon. Army-Navy Petroleum Board is established. 07/30 Thu. Women's Naval Reserve (WAVES) is established. 07/31 Fri. German submarine lays mines off Charleston, S. C.