WED 21 APR 1943
Submarine Grenadier (SS-210) is damaged by Japanese plane (936th Kokutai) near Straits of Malacca (see 22 April).
Submarine Stingray (SS-186) mines waters off Wenchow, China.
Admiral Koga Mineichi is appointed Commander in Chief Japanese Combined Fleet.
Destroyer Swanson (DD-443) drives German submarine U-129 away from NG convoy in the Greater Antilles.
U.S. freighter John Drayton is torpedoed by Italian submarine Leonardo da Vinci off the coast of South Africa, 34°00'S, 34°40'E, and abandoned. Leonardo da Vinci then surfaces, finishes off the freighter with gunfire, and temporarily detains a member of the crew on board for questioning before returning him to his shipmates (see 23 and 27 April and 21 May).
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Leonardo da Vinci At War
by M. Bouffant at 19:43