SUN 6 JUN 1943
Submarine S-30 (SS-135) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship No. 3 Nagashige Maru south of Kamchatka, 50°45'N, 156°56'E.
Submarine Tautog (SS-199) sinks Japanese army cargo ship Shinei Maru, 07°00'N, 123°37'E.
Japanese river gunboat Seta is damaged by Chinese planes, Yangtze River.
U.S. tanker William King is torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-198 off the South African coast, 30°34'S, 33°56'E; while six of the 42-man merchant complement perish in the sinking, there are no casualties among the 23-man Armed Guard. U-198 surfaces and brings the lifeboats alongside, however, and takes ship's master Owen H. Reed prisoner before departing (see 8 and 12 June 1943).
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
D-Day, The Sixth Of June
by M. Bouffant at 19:43