May, 1942

ABOVE: Damage control inspects the  USS Lexington’s #2 Gun Gallery on May 8, 1942.
The Marine crews of Guns 4 and 6, shown here, were decimated by a bomb strike.
US Navy photo.

5 – 6.
Corregidor, Philippine Islands.

The Japanese 4th Division makes an amphibious assault against combined American and Filipino forces defending Corregidor, starting at 1130 on 5 May.
At 1030 on 6 May, the garrison surrendered, ending organized Allied resistance in the Philippines.

XZ XZ XZ XZ XZ
Sgt. Paul E.
Armstrong
HQ/4th Marines
PFC John W.
Durham
HQ/4th Marines
PhM3c Frederick F.
Bair, Jr.
HQ/1/4th Marines
Cpl. Raymond L.
Barrett
A/1/4th Marines
Cpl. Nyal H.
Bennett
A/1/4th Marines
Pvt. Kenneth L.
Cox
A/1/4th Marines
Cpl. Jack H.
Graves
A/1/4th Marines
XZ XZ XZ XZ XZ XZ
PFC Nathan
Montgomery, Jr.
A/1/4th Marines
PFC Thomas R.
Parsons
A/1/4th Marines
Sgt. George W.
Sankey
A/1/4th Marines
PFC Webster R.
Shoffstall
A/1/4th Marines
SgtMaj. Thomas F.
Sweeney
A/1/4th Marines
PFC Richard L.
Symons
A/1/4th Marines
Cpl. Robert R.
Scheib
B/1/4th Marines
XZ XZ XZ XZ
PFC Jesse P.
Seibert
B/1/4th Marines
Cpl. Nyal M.
Selby
B/1/4th Marines
Capt. Noel O.
Castle
D/1/4th Marines
PFC Freddy H.
Harris
D/1/4th Marines
PFC Donald K.
Hoffman
D/1/4th Marines
PFC John D.
Shiave
D/1/4th Marines
PFC Homer D. C.
Triplett
D/1/4th Marines
XZ XZ XZ XZ XZ
PFC Robert E.
Bourke
H/2/4th Marines
PFC Kenneth R.
Jarrett
HQ/3/4th Marines
PFC Tramble O.
Armstrong
I/3/4th Marines
PFC Henry G.
Hansen, Jr.
I/3/4th Marines
Cpl. Johnnie W.
Teal
I/3/4th Marines
Cpl. Ovid W.
Campbell
K/3/4th Marines
PFC Daniel J.
DiCassio
K/3/4th Marines
XZ XZ XZ XZ
PFC John A.
Mattern
K/3/4th Marines
PFC James G.
Barna*
M/3/4th Marines
PFC George D.
Davis*
M/3/4th Marines
PFC Leonard A.
Horton
M/3/4th Marines
PlSgt. Wyvon L.
Myrick
M/3/4th Marines
PFC James P.
Shockman
M/3/4th Marines
Cpl. Milton P.
Evans
Svc/4th Marines
XZ XZ XZ
Sgt. Edward V.
Foresman
Svc/4th Marines
Sgt. Frank
Hundley
Svc/4th Marines
Cpl. Joe N.
Winterling
Svc/4th Marines


8.
Camp O’Donnell, Luzon, Philippine Islands.

A Marine captured on Bataan dies of unknown causes.

XZ
Pvt. Grover W.
Pool
E/2/4th Marines

 

 

92nd Garage, Corregidor, Philippine Islands.

A Marine captured on Bataan dies of heat exhaustion.

1Sgt. Robert E.
Schmidtman
HQ/4th Marines

 

Battle of the Coral Sea.

The USS Lexington (CV-2) is attacked by Japanese aircraft.
1120: After dropping their missiles, two torpedo planes strafe the Lexington’s #4 gun gallery.

XZ   XZ
PFC Gerald P.
Preiner
Pointer, Gun #8
Pvt. Jesse Rutherford, Jr.
(aka Raymond Miller)
2nd Loader, Gun #10

1122: A 250 lb. bomb explodes in the ready ammunition locker for Lexington’s #2 gun gallery.

XZ XZ XZ XZ
PFC Richard T.
Anderson
Pointer, Gun #2
FMCpl. Elwin E.
Smith
Sight Setter, Gun #2
Pvt. James J.
Corbin, Jr.
2nd Loader, Gun #4
PFC Marvin B.
Schluessel
Fuze Setter, Gun #4
PFC Arthur W.
Carson
Hot Shell, Gun #6
Cpl. John R.
Harshbarger
Fuze Setter, Gun #6
Cpl. Robert A.
Herzog
Rammer, Gun #6
XZ XZ
Pvt. Ellis M.
Hulse
Sight Setter, Gun #6
PFC Edward
Juszkowski
2nd Loader, Gun #6
Pvt. Mathew L.
Landwehr
2nd Loader, Gun #6
Pvt. Leonard E.
Mayfield
2nd Loader, Gun #6
PFC Layne
Nordstrom
2nd Loader, Gun #6
Pvt. Gail L.
Sherwood
2nd Loader, Gun #6
Pvt. John M.
Steele
2nd Loader, Gun #6
    XZ   XZ    
PFC Francis M.
Woods
Pointer, Gun #6
PFC Henry
Zemola
1st Loader, Gun #6

The Lexington was abandoned at 1710 and deliberately sunk at 1952.


30.
Camp Cabanatuan #3, Luzon, Philippines.

A Marine captured on Corregidor is beaten to death.

MGSgt. George B.
Case
H/2/4th Marines

31.
Tontuota Reef, New Caledonia.

1450: A fighter pilot makes a fatal error during a training flight.

2Lt. Arthur E.
Finucane
VMF-212

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