Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Pogy Sinks Cable Layer

SUN 20 FEB 1944
TG 58.1 (Rear Admiral John W. Reeves Jr.) planes bomb Japanese installations on Jaluit Atoll, Marshalls.

Submarine Pogy (SS-266) sinks Japanese cable layer Nanyo Maru about 100 miles east of Formosa, 24°12'N, 123°20'E, and merchant cargo ship Taijin Maru northeast of Formosa, 24°14'N, 123°17'E.

USAAF B-24 damages Japanese cargo vessel Tasmania Maru northwest of Wewak.

Tank landing ship LST-348 is sunk by German submarine U-410, 40 miles south of Naples, Italy, 40°57'N, 13°14'E.

LCT-340 founders and sinks in heavy weather off coast of Algeria, 36°49'N, 01°55'E.

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