Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Vancouver Island Shelled By Submarine!

SAT 20 JUN 1942
Japanese submarine I-26 shells Estevan Point, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Submarine S-27 (SS-132) crew reach deserted village at Constantine Harbor and inhabit it until rescue comes (see 23 June).

U.S. freighter West Ira is torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-128 about 120 miles southeast of Barbados, 12°04'N, 57°35'W; one man of West Ira's merchant complement of 48 is killed, there are no casualties among the 10-man Armed Guard. Survivors are for the most part rescued between three and five days later; the last survivor comes ashore on 1 July at Barbados.

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