8 May 1942

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Far East

Shokaku under attack at Coral Sea, 8 May 1942
Shokaku under attack
at Coral Sea, 8 May 1942

Second day of the Battle of the Coral Sea. Japanese sink the USS Lexington.

Japanese troops occupy Akyab and Myitkyina

Eastern Front

Germans begin their summer offensive in the Crimea

War in the Air

The USAAF places an order for 300 Lockheed AT-18s, an advanced trainer based on the Hudson.


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 8 May 1942, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1942_05_08.html
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