Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Destroyer Drayton (DD-366) Damaged; Flasher (SS-249) Attacks

MON 4 DEC 1944
Destroyer Drayton (DD-366) is damaged by horizontal bomber off Leyte, 10°00'N, 125°00'E.

Submarine Flasher (SS-249) attacks Japanese convoy about 275 miles southwest of Manila, sinking destroyer Kishinami, 12°54'N, 116°27'E, and damaging merchant tanker Hakko Maru. Flasher eludes efforts of the escorting Yurijima and Coast Defense Vessel No.17; Hakko Maru is later scuttled, 13°12'N, 116°35'E, most likely by Yurijima and/or Coast Defense Vessel No.17.

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