Tuesday, June 2, 2020

"sunk, cause unspecified"

SAT 2 JUN 1945
TF 38 (Vice Admiral John S. McCain) bombs airfields in southern Kyushu, Japan; attack is repeated on 3 June.

Submarine Tench (SS-417) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Mikamasan Maru southeast of Shiriyazaki, 41°22'N, 141°28'E.

Mines laid by USAAF B-29s (20th Bomber Command) damage Japanese cargo ships Nissho Maru two kilometers north of Tateishisaki and 3 Yubari Maru west of the mouth of Kammon Strait, Kashima Maru at 33°58'N, 130°42'E, Katsura Maru between Yoshi Jima and Sanakai Jima, and No.1 Toyo Maru at entrance of Shimonoseki Strait, 33°48'N, 130°42'E.

Japanese cargo vessel Kojin Maru is sunk, cause unspecified, near Rabaul.

Army coastal cargo vessel FS 34 reports to District Coast Guard Officer, Ketchikan, Alaska, for temporary duty. FS 34 will operate out of Dutch Harbor under the Coast Guard for a four-month period, transporting construction materials, fuel, supplies and workers to expedite the building of direction finder stations on the islands of St. Paul, Unimak, and St. George.

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