SAT 23 MAY 1942
District patrol craft YP-277 is destroyed by fire after striking U.S. mine at French Frigate Shoals, T.H.
Small reconnaissance seaplane from Japanese submarine I-29 reconnoiters Sydney, Australia.
U.S. tanker Samuel Q. Brown is torpedoed by German submarine U-103 south of the Yucatan Channel, 20°15'N, 84°38'W; two merchant seamen die at the outset. After the U-boat surfaces and the Germans ask the identity of the ship and her cargo, the survivors (37 merchant seamen and the 16-man Armed Guard) gather in two lifeboats. Later that day, a Navy plane from the Panama Canal Zone rescues five wounded men (see 24 May and 25 May).
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Same Dung, Different Day, 75 Yrs. Ago
by M. Bouffant at 19:42