Friday, June 8, 2018

Accidental Explosion (Again)
Sinks Ship

WED 8 JUN 1943
Naval Air Facility, Attu, Aleutians, is established.

Submarine Finback (SS-230) attacks Japanese convoy, sinking auxiliary minelayer Kahoku Maru about 100 miles north of Palau, 08°14'N, 134°18'E.

Japanese battleship Mutsu is sunk by accidental explosion, Hiroshima Bay, Japan, 34°05'N, 132°20'E.

Indian Ocean
British trawler HMS Northern Chief rescues survivors from U.S. tanker William King, torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-198 off the South African coast on 6 June 1943 (see 12 June 1943).

Aircraft (VC 9) from escort carrier Bogue (CVE-9) damage German submarine U-758 mid-Atlantic area.

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