May 30, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SATURDAY, 30 MAY 1942
ALASKA (11th Air Force): 77th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 28th Composite
Group, based at Elmendorf Field, begins operating
from Umnak with B-26's.
CHINA-BURMA-INDIA (10th Air Force): B-17s bomb Myitkyina Airfield. Again no activity is observed and the attacks are discontinued. HQ 7th Bombardment Group transfers from Karachi to Dum Dum.
IJN: Japanese submarines I-16 launches Type A Midget Submarine under the command of Lt. Katsusuke Iwase and I-20 launches HA-20 Type A Midget Submarine (M20b) under the command of Lt Saburo Akieda for an attack against Allied shipping inside Diego-Suarez Bay (Antsiranana Bay) on Madagascar.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, 7th Air Force): 7th Air Force begins flying B-17E Flying Fortresses
from Hawaii begin flying to Midway Airfield ahead of an expected attack
on Midway Atoll. 394th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 5th Bombardment Group (Heavy) transfers from Hickam Field to Bellows Field with B-17s.