Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Usual

SUN 9 APR 1944
Submarine chaser SC-984 is damaged by grounding, Cooks Reef, near Mai Island, New Hebrides. She is abandoned the following day, a total loss.

Submarine Seahorse (SS-304) attacks Japanese convoy MATSU No.4, and sinks transport Misaku Maru about 40 miles west of Saipan, 15°32'N, 145°00'E.

Submarine Trigger (SS-237) is again damaged by depth charges off the Marianas, 19°03'N, 142°31'E, but remains on patrol.

Submarine Whale (SS-239) sinks Japanese army cargo ship H_nan Maru off northwestern coast of Kyushu, 33°45'N, 128°42'E.

USAAF B-25s (14th Air Force) sink Japanese merchant vessel Hokurei Maru off southern tip of Hainan Island, 19°00'N, 110°00'E.

Japanese hospital ship Takasago Maru is damaged by mine off Palau.

TBMs and FM-2s (VC 58) from escort carrier Guadalcanal (CVE-60), together with destroyer escorts Pillsbury (DE-133) Pope (DE-134), Flaherty (DE-135), and Chatelain (DE-149) sink German submarine
U-515 off Madeira Island, 34°35'N, 19°18'W.

Destroyer Hilary P. Jones (DD-427) provides gunfire support off Anzio.

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