Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sabotage Succeeds!

MON 27 SEP 1943
Submarine Bluefish (SS-222) sinks Japanese torpedo boat Kasasagi 25 miles south of the Flores Sea, N.E.I., 05°45'S, 121°50'E.

Submarine Bonefish (SS-223) sinks Japanese army transport Kashima Maru, and damages cargo ship Chihaya Maru, 10°10'N, 109°40'E.

USAAF B-24s and P-38s bomb Japanese shipping at Wewak, sinking merchant transport Taisei Maru and cargo vessels Sakihana Maru, Taisho Maru, Fuji Maru, and Kiri Maru.

Malayan saboteurs, promised a livelihood after the British reoccupy Malaya, sink Japanese cargo ship Hakusan Maru and damage cargo ship Kizan Maru at Singapore. Efforts to salvage the latter are eventually abandoned and the ship written off as a total loss.

PBMs (VP 74) sink German submarine U-161 off Brazil, 12°30'S, 35°35'W.

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