Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
May 24, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SUNDAY, 24 MAY 1942

USN: USS Hornet (CV-8) and USS Enterprise (CV-6) move towards Pearl Harbor where they will quickly be refitted and deploy to Midway. The Japanese prepairing to attack Midway mistakenly believe these carriers are in the Solomon Islands.

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (5th Air Force): Three dive bombers: A-24 41-15820, A-24 41-15822 and A-24 41-15783 fly to Aiyary Airfield with two crash landing while attempting to rescued the downed crew of B-25C Mitchell 41-12478. Three B-26 Marauders strike Vunakanau Airfield. Ditched is B-26 "Imogene VII" 40-1474 (crew survived/MIA)

RAAF: On a submarined search, two collided mid-air Hudson A16-191 and Hudson A16-194 over Giru in Queensland.

  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram