Saturday, July 29, 2017

Transparency Issues

WED 29 JUL 1942
PBYs (VP 23) bomb Japanese bases in Tulagi-Gavutu area.

Survivors (47 in number, two merchant seamen having died during the 32-day ordeal in the 25-foot lifeboat) from U.S. freighter Potlatch, torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-153 on 27 June, reach Great Inagua Island, the Bahamas group; their search for water will take them thence to Little Inagua, and thence to Aklins Island. Ultimately picked up by steamship Vergermere, they reach Nassau on 1 August.
[Guessing (assuming, even) that second paragraph should be under the "Atlantic" heading. And the sinking of the Potlatch wasn't in the 27 JUN report.]

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