FRI 30 JUN 1944
Naval vessels on hand (all types) 46,032. Personnel: Navy 2,981,365; Marine Corps 472,582; Coast Guard 169,258. Total personnel 3,623,205.
Submarine Jack (SS-259) attacks Japanese convoy about 70 miles west of Manila, and sinks army cargo ships Tsurushima Maru and Matsukawa Maru, 14°15'N, 119°40'E.
Submarine Plaice (SS-390) (despite a debilitating epidemic of intenstinal influenza on board) sinks Japanese gunboat Hyakafuku Maru northwest of Chichi Jima, 28°20'N, 141°23'E. Auxiliary netlayer Kogi Maru's counterattack is unsuccessful.
Submarine Tang (SS-306) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Nikkin Maru in the Yellow Sea off Mokpo, Korea, 35°05'N, 125°00'E.
Japanese guardboat Aikoku Maru is sunk by shore battery off Kwajalein Atoll.
Off Normandy during the month of June 1944 (exact dates unknown), tank landing craft LCT-572, LCT-713, and LCT-714 are sunk by mines; LCT-147 sinks after running aground; LCT-200, LCT-244, and LCT-413 are lost to the rigors of amphibious operations.
Motor torpedo boat PT-306 captures Italian motor torpedo boat MAS 562 off Elba and tows it into Bastia, Corsica.
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Quotes Of The Day: "... a debilitating epidemic of intenstinal influenza on board ..." & "... lost to the rigors of amphibious operations ..."
by M. Bouffant at 19:44
Halfway through ... another damn yr.