Diary May 5, 1942

Japanese troops land on Corregidor.
Japanese troops land on Corregidor.
WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, May 5, 1942:


Philippines: Japanese storm troops cross narrow strait from Bataan Peninsula to Corregidor and establish beachhead in the face of desperate US-Filipino resistance (night May 5-6).

Sea War

Madagascar: British forces land near Diego Suarez (Operation Ironclad). Carriers Illustrious and Indomitable provide air cover – Vichy forces AMC ship and submarines sunk. British corvette Auricula mined.

Air War

Germany: 34 RAF bombers attacking Stuttgart and dropping 54t of bombs.

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