Diary May 22, 1942

Tateo Kato

Tateo Kato led the Japanese 64th Sentai from April 1941 until his dead when he fell victim to an RAF Blenheim IV of No 60 Squadron. He was one of the most respected Sentai leaders of the entire JAAF in WW2.

WW2 War Diary for Friday, May 22, 1942:

Air War

Southeast Asia: Lt.-Col. Kato, Japanese AAF fighter ‘ace’ (58 victories) disappears in his Nakajima Oscar fighter over Bay of Bengal.

Politics

Mexico: Government declares war on Germany, Italy and Japan (as from June 1).

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