January 30, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
FRIDAY, 30 JANUARY 1942
CENTRAL PACIFIC (Hawaiian Air Force): B-17's of Task Group 8.9 (TG 8.9) returns to Hawaii having completed a mission that started on January 16, 1942 which afforded a pioneer look
at the problem of air operations over vast Pacific areas, especially navigation problems
and servicing aircraft.
USN: The Secretary authorized a glider program for the U.S. Marine Corps consisting
of small and large types in sufficient numbers for the training and transportation
of two battalions of 900 men each.
RAAF: Junkers G 31 Trimotor VH-UOW operated by Guinea Airways is impressed into service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
USA: At the Good Shepherd Church a memorial service is held for S1c Paul Z. Hollenbach who died aboard USS Arizona BB-39 sunk December 7, 1941. He remains listed as Missing In Action (MIA) to this day.