Tuesday, April 25, 2017


SAT 25 APR 1942
Submarine Spearfish (SS-190) torpedoes Japanese army transport Toba Maru off northwestern Luzon, 17°01'N, 120°15'E.

Norwegian motor vessel Gallia rescues one merchant sailor and five of the 10-man Armed Guard from U.S. freighter Otho, sunk by German submarine U-754 on 3 April. All told, 23 of the 36-man merchant complement, four of the 10-man Armed Guard and four of seven passengers perish.

Swedish motor vessel Astri rescues 15 survivors from U.S. freighter Lammont Du Pont, torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-125 on 23 April (see 16 May). These men are subsequently transferred to light cruiser Omaha (CL-4).

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