Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Last Sub From Corregidor

SUN 3 MAY 1942
Submarine Spearfish (SS-190) evacuates naval and military officers, including nurses, from Corregidor. Those evacuees will be the last to leave "The Rock" by this method.
The Spearfish Delivers
[W/ DeForest Kelley, John Mitchum (Bob's bro) & Peggy Stewart.]
Japanese land on northern Mindanao.

Light cruiser Nashville (CL-43) departs Pearl Harbor under orders to fuel at Midway and then proceed on a foray into the Japanese fishing grounds off the Kamchatka Peninsula. Submarines S-34 (SS-139) and S-35 (SS-140) are to operate in support.

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