June 22, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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MONDAY, 22 JUNE 1942
ALASKA (11th Air Force): A B-17 flies weather reconnaissance over Kiska. Fighters fly air base
patrols. A bombing mission is canceled due to weather.
Montevideo Maru embarks 1,053 Allied personnel including 845 Australian Prisoners Of War (POW) and 208 civilians at Rabaul then departs for Hainan Island. The ship was not marked to indicate it was transporting Allied prisoners and was later sunk by submarine USS Sturgeon (SS-187) off Luzon in the Philippines.