Thursday, June 21, 2018

Lyin' Hoe

MON 21 JUN 1943
Fourth Marine Raider Battalion lands at Segi Point, New Georgia, Solomons.
Allegedly from McCall's, 1943.
Submarine Harder (SS-257) damages Japanese oiler No. 3 Kyoei Maru east of Daiozaki, Japan, 34°30'N, 137°32'E.

Submarine Hoe (SS-258) attacks Japanese vessel Koyo Maru 08°58'N, 131°13'E; although Hoe claims a sinking, Koyo Maru survives the encounter with no damage.

Japanese gunboat Hong Kong Maru sinks as the result of damage inflicted by submarine Gunnel (SS-253) off Shirase, Japan, lighthouse on 19 June 1943.

German auxiliary cruiser Michel sights U.S. convoy escorted by submarine chasers SC-1042 and SC-1045 but does not attack.

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