May 29, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
FRIDAY, 29 MAY 1942
Long way home: Doolittle Crew #8 from B-25B Mitchell 40-2242 interred in the Soviet Union reach Mashhad (Mashhadi) in Persia (Iran) and then reached the British Consulate in Tehran then were returned to the United States.
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.
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.