Today in World War II History—April 30, 1942
80 Years Ago—Apr. 30, 1942: First use of US Bell P-39 Airacobra fighter plane in combat—Australia-based P-39s fly mission to Lae and Salamaua, New Guinea.
USS Peto, the first sub built on the Great Lakes, is launched at Manitowoc, WI.
Japanese secure central Burma.