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.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Ike Gets Gig
by M. Bouffant at 19:43