WED 1 APR 1942
Naval Air Transport Service Squadron (VR) 2 is established at Alameda, California, for operations in the Pacific.
Japanese occupy Buka Island, Solomons.
Submarine Seawolf (SS-197) torpedoes Japanese light cruiser Naka off Christmas Island, 10°00'S, 105°00'E.
British submarine HMS Truant [Better late than never, eh? Ed.] sinks Japanese merchant cargo ships Yae Maru and Shunsei Maru in Malacca Strait, 80 miles west-northwest of Penang, Malaya, 05°42'N, 98°57'E.
District patrol vessel YP-52 rescues 42 survivors of U.S. tanker Tiger, torpedoed by German submarine U-754 late the previous day. Coast Guard cutter Jackson (WPC-142) and Merritt, Chapman, and Scott salvage tug Relief take the damaged ship in tow (see 2 April).
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Not A Joke
by M. Bouffant at 19:42