Saturday, December 14, 2019

Grade Inflation

THU 14 DEC 1944
Rank of Fleet Admiral, U.S. Navy, is established.

Submarine Blenny (SS-324) sinks Japanese Coast Defense Vessel No.28 off Dasol Bay, Luzon, about 100 miles northwest of Manila, 15°50'N, 119°45'E, and guardboat No.5 Taisho Maru, 16°27'N, 119°43'E.

Planes from carrier Hornet (CV-12) sink Japanese landing ship T.109 off Vigan, P.I., 17°35'N, 120°20'E.

British submarine HMS Shalimar sinks auxiliary minesweeper No.7 Choun Maru off Belawan, Sumatra, 03°55'N, 98°50'E.

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