Monday, February 24, 2020

Resistance Over In Manila

SAT 24 FEB 1945
Japanese resistance in Manila ceases.

Off Iwo Jima, destroyers Heywood L. Edwards (DD-663) and Bryant (DD-665) are damaged by collision, 24°47'N, 141°25'E; heavy weather damages destroyer Moale (DD-693), 25°00'N, 141°00'E, and medium landing ships LSM-202 and LSM-241. Tank landing ship LST-792 is damaged by shore battery fire, 24°46'N, 141°19'E. Operational casualties account for damage to high speed minesweeper Howard (DMS-7) and submarine chaser SC-1027.

Submarine Lagarto (SS-371) sinks Japanese submarine I 371 and merchant cargo ship Tatsumomo Maru off Bungo Suido, Kyushu, 32°40'N, 132°33'E.

Submarine Trepang (SS-412) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Uzuki Maru north-northeast of Mikizaki, 32°40'N, 132°33'E.

Japanese cargo vessel Kyuryu Maru is damaged by mine (laid by RAF planes) off Bangkok, Thailand 13°45'N, 100°35'E; she is later abandoned as a total loss and scuttled.

Japanese escort destroyer Nomi is damaged by aircraft, four miles south of Wanshan Island.

Japanese merchant cargo ship Yulin Maru sinks after running aground near Qui Nohn, French Indochina, 13°48'N, 109°14'E.

German submarine U-3007 is sunk by USAAF aircraft, Bremen, Germany.

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