May 27, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY 1942
CHINA-BURMA-INDIA (10th Air Force): 11th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 7th Bombardment
Group (Heavy), transfers from Karachi to Allahabad with B-17's.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (5th Air Force): B-17's bomb Rabaul. P-39 Airacobras from the 8th Fighter Group (8th FG) intercept Japanese A6M2 Zeros attacking Port Moresby. Lost is P-39F 41-7153 (MIA) and P-39F 41-7162 (pilot returned to duty).
USN: The transfer of Patrol Wing 4 from Seattle to the North Pacific began
with the arrival of the Commander at Kodiak.
IJN: The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) depart Saipan and Guam bound for Midway.