Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Swerve Sunk By Mine

SUN 9 JUL 1944
Organized Japanese resistance ceases on Saipan.

Submarine Dace (SS-247) carries out unsuccessful attack on Japanese cargo vessel Gokoku Maru, 06°22'N, 126°18'E.

Submarine Nautilus (SS-168) lands men and supplies on Pandan Island off west coast of Mindoro, P.I.

Submarine Sunfish (SS-281) attacks Japanese convoy in the Kurils, sinking army cargo ship Taihei Maru north of Araito Island, 51°19'N, 155°43'E.

Submarine Tautog (SS-199) sinks Japanese fishing boat Yawata Maru southwest of Kushiro, 43°06'N, 144°08'E.

USAAF B-25s (5th Air Force) sink Japanese cargo vessel Oyashima Maru near Halmahera Island, 00°34'N, 128°30'E.

Aircraft damage auxiliary submarine chaser Cha 9, Rabaul.

Minesweeper Swerve (AM-121) is sunk by mine about 16 miles southwest of Nettuno, Italy, 41°31'N, 12°285'E.

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