Friday, June 14, 2019

U.S.S. Golet (SS-361) Is Probably Sunk

WED 14 JUN 1944
Bombardment groups, TG 52.17 (Rear Admiral Jesse B. Oldendorf) and TG 52.18 (Rear Admiral Walden L. Ainsworth), shell Japanese installations on Saipan and Tinian. Enemy shore battery fire damages battleship California (BB-44) off Saipan, 15°12'N, 145°42'E, and destroyer Braine (DD-630) off Tinian, 15°12'N, 145°42'E; near-misses from shells damage battleship Tennessee (BB-43), heavy cruiser Indianapolis (CA-35), light cruiser Birmingham (CL-62), and destroyer Remey (DD-688). Destroyer Wadleigh (DD-689) covers withdrawal of Underwater Demolition team (UDT) 7 after its beach reconnaissance mission.

Submarine Golet (SS-361) is probably sunk by Japanese guard boat Miya Maru, auxiliary submarine chaser Bunzan Maru, and naval aircraft off northern Honshu, 41°04'N, 141°31'E.

Submarine Rasher (SS-269), in attack on Japanese convoy in the Celebes Sea, sinks army cargo ship Koan Maru about 130 miles south of Mindanao, 04°33'N, 122°23'E.

Tank landing ship LST-280 is torpedoed by German submarine U-621 off Normandy, 49°55'N, 00°30'W.

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