Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Bye Bye Burma

Sun. 8 March 1942
Japanese naval force (Rear Admiral Kajioka Sadamichi) occupies Lae and Salamaua, New Guinea.

Japanese occupy Rangoon, Burma.

Small reconnaissance seaplane from Japanese submarine I-25 reconnoiters Wellington, New Zealand.

Net tender Mulberry (YN-22) rescues 14 survivors from U.S. freighter Cardonia, sunk by German submarine U-126 the day before.

Coast Guard cutter Calypso (WPC-104) rescues 54 survivors from Brazilian steamship Arabutan, sinks their lifeboats as a hazard to navigation, and transports the men to Little Creek, Virginia.

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