May 22, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
FRIDAY, 22 MAY 1942
(11th Air Force) Crashed is LB-30 Liberator AL-602 pilot Robert N Maupin.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, 7th Air Force): 19th Fighter
Squadron, 18th Fighter Group, transfers from Bellows Field to Kualoa Field with
P-40's; air echelon of 69th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 38th Bombardment
Group (Medium), arrives at Hickam Field with B-26's; ground echelon is on New
Caledonia and 73d Fighter Squadron, 18th Fighter Group transfers from Wheeler Field to Bellows Field with P-40's.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (5th Air Force): B-17s bomb Lakunai Airfield while B-26s from the 22nd Bomb Group and B-25s from the from the 3rd Bomb Group hit Lae Airfield and attack shipping in Lae Harbor. Lost are B-25C 41-12981 (MIA).