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Today in World War II History—May 29, 1942

Australian-built CAC Boomerang fighter Sinbad II of No. 5 (Tactical Reconnaissance) Squadron RAAF, Mareeba, Queensland 15 March 1944 (Australian War Museum).

Australian-built CAC Boomerang fighter Sinbad II of No. 5 (Tactical Reconnaissance) Squadron RAAF, Mareeba, Queensland 15 March 1944 (Australian War Museum).

75 Years Ago—May 29, 1942: First flight of only Australian-produced plane of WWII, the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation CA-12 Boomerang fighter.

Actor John Barrymore dies of pneumonia in Los Angeles, age 60.