April 22, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 22 APRIL 1942
(10th Air Force): Aircraft begin to evacuate military and civilian personnel
and supplies from Burma to India. By 15 Jun the 10th Air Force has evacuated
4,499 passengers and 1,733,026 pounds (786,095 kg) of freight.
(SOPOA, 7th Air Force): A joint US-New Zealand Naval Command is ordered established
under Vice Admiral Robert L. Ghormley. It is to operate separately but in close
liaison with General Douglas MacArthur and Vice Admiral Herbert F. Leary. Lost is P-39D 41-7104 crashed Viti Levu Island in Fiji.