May 3, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SATURDAY, 3 MAY 1942
5th AF: P-39s intercept Japanese aicraft over Port Moresby. Lost is P-39D 41-6909 (KIA).
IJN: As part of "Operation MO" Okinoshima (flagship of Rear Admiral Shima), Kikuzuki, Yuzuki, Azumasan Maru, minelayer Koei Maru, subchasers Toshi Maru No. 3 and Tama Maru No. 8, special duty minesweepers WA-1 and WA-2, Hagoromo Maru, Noshiro Maru No. 2 and Tama Maru arrives in Tulagi Harbor and unloads without opposition occupying Tulagi Island.