May 15, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
FRIDAY, 15 MAY 1942
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (5th Air Force): B-25's, B-26's and
and B-17's hit Lae Airfield and storehouses at Lae and Deboyne Seaplane Base. 64th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 43d Bombardment
Group (Heavy), transfers from Sidney to Daly Waters, Australia with B-17's. Lost on a passenger flight is B-26 "Lil Deicer " 40-1390.
USN: The design of the U.S. Star insignia is revised eliminating the
red disc in the center of the star, and use of horizontal red and white rudder
striping was discontinued.