1943 : Detroit Pilot Sinks Japanese Combat Ship

April 4, 2023 all-day

On April 4, 1943, the Detroit Free Press ran a feature titled “Michigan Fliers Write Saga of Heroism in Sky” that detailed the actions of Lt. Charles J. Stevens, of Detroit, who two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor flew out over Lingayan Bay in the Philippines, found, bombed and destroyed a Japanese combat ship.

Source : MIRS Capitol Capsule, April 4, 2019.