Wednesday, June 6, 2018

D-Day, The Sixth Of June

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.

Indian Ocean
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).

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