Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Flier Sunk By Mine

SUN 13 AUG 1944
Submarine Barbel (SS-316) sinks Japanese auxiliary Koan Maru off Amami Oshima, 28°31'N, 129°18'E.

Submarine Bluegill (SS-242) attacks Japanese convoy off Cape San Augustin, Mindanao, and sinks submarine chaser Ch 12, auxiliary submarine chaser Misago Maru and transport Kojun Maru near entrance to Davao Gulf, 06°17'N, 126°10'E.

Submarine Cod (SS-224) attacks Japanese landing ship T.129 in the Banda Sea, 05°28'S, 125°08'E, but is driven off by the enemy amphibious ship's accurate return fire (see 14 August).

Submarine Flier (SS-250) is sunk by mine, south of Palawan, Balabac Strait, North Borneo, 09°00'N, 117°15'E.

Submarine Tambor (SS-198) sinks Japanese army cargo ship Toei Maru in southern part of Sea of Okhotsk, 48°35'N, 149°02'E.

Japanese submarine I-365 is damaged by Fairmile motor gunboats off Biak.

RAAF Beaufighters sink small Japanese cargo vessel No.3 Hamayoshi Maru off Kalig Island, 02°14'S, 130°31'E.

Japanese army cargo ship No.2 Asahi Maru is sunk by aircraft in South China Sea, southeast of Hong Kong, 22°03'N, 114°44'E.

Japanese tanker Butsu Maru is sunk by accidental fire off Ahan Point, Formosa, 20°16'N, 121°52'E.

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