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May 29, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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FRIDAY, 29 MAY 1942

CHINA-BURMA-INDIA (10th Air Force): Four B-17's bomb Myitkyina Airfield from high-altitude. No activity is seen.

PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, 7th Air Force): 19th Transport Squadron, 7th Air Force, transfers from Hickam Field to John Rodgers Airport with C-33's and C-53's.

(5th AF) Seventeen Airacobras intercept a formation of eighteen A6M2 Zeros from the Tainan Kokutai southeast of Port Moresby in the vicinity of Hood Bay at 9:50am. Lost is P-39F 41-7116 (pilot survived). The US claimed three but were later credited with four.

IJN: Eighteen A6M2 Zeros from the Tainan Kokutai are intercepted by Airacobras southeast of Port Moresby in the vicinity of Hood Bay at 9:50am. Lost is A6M2 Zero pilot Komori, that crashed near Iwaia at 10:00am. The pilot was trailed, fired three shots then killed resisting arrest. Pilot was carrying a map showing operations of planes from an island in Truk.



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