Thursday, April 4, 2019

"sunk by accidental flooding"

TUE 4 APR 1944
Destroyer Hall (DD-583) is damaged by shore battery off Wotje, 09°30'N, 170°00'E.

Japanese submarine I-169 is sunk by accidental flooding during PB4Y bombing of Truk; efforts to save trapped crewmen (the last of whom live until 7 April) prove unsuccessful.

Other Japanese losses include provision ship Sapporo Maru sunk as the result of near-miss of bomb; and army cargo ships Choun Maru and Iwakuni Maru sunk by USAAF B-24 or B-25 aircraft at Rabaul.

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