Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ike Gets Gig

MON 6 DEC 1943
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, USA, is named commander of Allied Expeditionary Force for invasion of Europe.

Minesweeper Raven (AM-55) rescues 16 survivors from tanker Touchet, torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-193 on 3 December 1943. All told, the entire merchant complement of 50 men survives Touchet's loss, but ten of the 30-man Armed Guard are lost with the ship.

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