Sunday, June 30, 2019

Quotes Of The Day: "... a debilitating epidemic of intenstinal influenza on board ..." & "... lost to the rigors of amphibious operations ..."

Halfway through ... another damn yr.
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.

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