Pacific Wrecks 2021 Daily Updates
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- 1-21 January 21, 1942: At Bulolo Airfield destroyed by Zeros are G 31 "Pat" VH-URQ, G 31 "Paul" VH-UOU and G 31 "Peter" VH-UOV.
- 1-20 January 20, 1942: Lost is B5N1 Kate pilot Sugihara hit by anti-aircraft fire over Rabaul crashed Mount Kombiu (Mother).
- 1-19 January 19, 1942: Japanese forces occupy Sandakan on northeast Borneo and rename it Elopura "Beautiful City".
- 1-18 January 18, 1942: During the night, PT-31 ran aground in Subic Bay and and PT-34 fires two torpedoes at a ship defective torpedoes
- 1-17 January 17, 1942: In Sunda Strait destroyer HMS Jupiter (F85) uses depth charges and gunfire to sink Japanese submarine I-60
- 1-16 January 16, 1942: Ditched is TBD Devastator 0335 pilot ACMM Harold F. Dixon and crew survive 34 days at sea in a life raft.
- 1-15 January 15, 1942: Crashed is PBY Catalina A24-11 (MIA) during take off from Kavieng Harbor.
- 1-14 January 14, 1942: Japanese warships and aircraft carriers assemble at Truk including Akagi ahead of Operation R in the South Pacific.
- 1-13 January 13, 1942: Assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 4 (MTBS-4) is PT-68 at the Training Center at Melville, Rhode Island.
- 1-12 January 12, 1942: Denied! Charles Lindbergh is refused to be recommissioned due to his vocal pre-war isolationist views.
- 1-11 January 11, 1942: Japan declares war on the Netherlands to coincide with landings at Tarakan, Borneo and Celebes (Sulawesi).
- 1-10 January 10, 1942: For eight hours General Douglas MacArthur makes his only visit to inspect forces on the Bataan Peninsula.
- 1-9 January 9, 1942: Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant is Richard I. Bong who later becomes America's highest scoring ace of World War II.
- 1-8 January 8, 1942: Commissioned is HMAS Whyalla (J153) Bathurst class corvette in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
- 1-7 January 7, 1942: A6M2 Zeros from the Tainan Kokutai (Tainan Air Group) arrive at Zettle Airfield on Jolo Island in the Philippines.
- 1-6 January 6, 1942: Japanese flying boats bomb Vunakanau Airfield on the ground is RAAF No. 24 Squadron Wirraways and Hudsons.
- 1-5 January 5, 1942: Zeros strafe Mariveles Seaplane Base sinking five U. S. Navy seaplanes from Patrol Wing 10 (Pat Wing 10).
- 1-4 January 4, 1942: Japanese forces occupy Manila with thousands of civilian prisoners detained at Santo Thomas University.
- 1-3 January 3, 1942: Creation of ABDA: American, British, Dutch, and Australia unified command in the South West Pacific.
- 1-2 January 2, 1942: The Japanese Army occupies Manila and Cavite. "Manila, Cavite lost; MacArthur fights on, holding Corregidor."
- 1-1 January 1, 1942: South Luzon Force withdraws across the Pampanga River at Calumpit and demolishes both bridges.
- January 2021
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