January 17, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SATURDAY 17 JANUARY 1942
CENTRAL PACIFIC (Hawaiian Air Force): Aircraft unsuccessfully attack submarines
in the Hawaiian area. B-17's of
Task Group 8.9 proceed from Palmyra to Canton.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC (Far East Air Force): B-17's from Malang staging through Kendari bomb Langoan Airfield and Japanese ships in Menado
RN: HMS Jupiter (F85) detects and drops depth charges on Japanese submarine I-60 forcing the submarine to the surface then sinks her with gunfire in the southern Sunda Strait.
USN: Completed is PT-67.