April 29, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 29 APRIL 1942
10th AF: A flight of B-17's bomb the dock area at Rangoon.
5th AF: In the afternoon at Batchelor Field a P-40E Warhawk piloted by 2nd Lt. Robert G. Hazard from the 49th Fighter Group (49th FG) lost control on take off and crashed into a parked Lockheed C-40 transport piloted by Major Joseph "Joe" H. Moore and the passengers began exiting including Brigadier General Harold H. George and passengers aboard. Wreckage from the crash possibly one of the P-40's wheels struck General George in the head severely injuring him. Two others standing nearby were also killed instantly including 2nd Lieutenant Robert D. Jasper and war correspondent Melville Jacoby.