WED 15 NOV 1944
TG 78.14 (Captain Lord Ashbourne, RN) lands Army troops (31st Division) on Mapia Island, 160 nautical miles northeast of Sansapor.
Marines reoccupy Ngeregong Island (see 9 and 10 November 1944), finding that the Japanese have abandoned it after being pounded by Marine aircraft and LCI(L)-bombardment.
Submarine Barbel (SS-316) attacks Japanese convoy in the South China Sea about 250 miles east of Tourane, French Indochina, sinking transports Misaki Maru, 15°10'N, 112°40'E, and Sugiyama Maru, 15°14'N, 112°14'E.
Submarine Guavina (SS-362) sinks abandoned Japanese army cargo ship Yutaka Maru, damaged the day before by Navy carrier-based aircraft, off Mindoro, 12°25'N, 120°55'E.
Submarine Jack (SS-259), operating in the South China Sea, sinks Japanese transports Nichiei Maru, 11°11'N, 108°56'E, and No.2 Yuzan Maru, 11°15'N, 108°57'E.
Submarine Queenfish (SS-393) attacks Japanese convoy HI-81, and sinks army cargo ship/aircraft transport Akitsu Maru at southern entrance of Tsushima Strait, about 60 miles east of Saishu Island, 33°05'N,128°38'E.
Japanese supply ship Kurasaki sinks as the result of damage inflicted by submarine Raton (SS-270) the previous day, north-northwest of Cape Bolinao, Luzon, 17°27'N, 117°43'E.
Submarine Saury (SS-189) damages Japanese guardboat Kojo Maru, northwest of the Bonins, 29°59'N, 139°44'E (see 16 November 1944).
Submarines Sterlet (SS-392) and Silversides (SS-236) damage Japanese guardboat No.12 Hachiryu Maru northwest of Ogasawara-Gunto, 30°10'N, 137°23'E. No.12 Hachiryu Maru reaches port, but apparently performs no more service.
PB4Y completes destruction of Japanese ship Celebes Maru, aground since 10 November 1944 off Bondoc Point, Luzon, 13°17'N, 112°37'E.
Navy land-based aircraft sink Japanese ship Harufuji Maru off Borneo, 06°52'N, 116°51'E.
USAAF P-38s damage Japanese gunboat Man-Yo Maru off Balikpapan.
RAF Liberators bomb Japanese shipping at Mergui, sinking No.3 Tanshin Maru and communications boat Kasumi.
Destroyer escort Frament (DE-677) collides with Italian submarine Luigi Settembrini 685 miles west of Gibraltar; Frament is damaged, but Luigi Settembrini sinks.
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by M. Bouffant at 19:44