February 11, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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WEDNESDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 1942
RAAF: First low level mast height
attack on Japanese shipping during the New Guinea campaign: three
Hudsons: Hudson A16-91 pilot W/Cdr John M. Lerew, Hudson A16-103 pilot Sq Ldr William A. "Pedro" Pedrina and Hudson A16-126 pilot F/O Graham Ian Gibson and bomb and sank two
transports at Gasmata Harbor. They are attacked by A6M4 Claudes of the Chitose Kokutai. Ensign Satoshi Yoshino claims to shoot down two. Lost are Hudson A16-91 and Hudson A16-126.
IJN: RAAF Hudsons bomb and damaged Kozui Maru and Kinryu Maru in Gasmata Harbor. Four A5M4 Claudes from the Chitose Kōkūtai intercept Hudsons over Gasmata with Ensign Satoshi Yoshino claiming two Hudsons shot down.
USN: USS Shark SS-174 is sunk off Menado likely by destroyer Yamakaze.