SUN 10 DEC 1944
Off Leyte, destroyer Hughes (DD-410) is damaged by kamikaze, 10°15'N, 125°10'E; south of Dulag, a suicide plane crashes the previously damaged freighter Marcus Daly, which is discharging cargo to tank landing craft LCT-1075 alongside. LCT-1075 is hit by part of the kamikaze and sunk; Marcus Daly suffers no fatalities among the embarked complement (38 merchant sailors, 26-man Armed Guard, 60 stevedores and 124 troops) although eight men are wounded. Nearby freighter William S. Ladd is hit by kamikaze and gutted by fire despite the efforts of four infantry landing craft (LCI) that come alongside; there are no fatalities among the 41-man merchant complement, the 29-man Armed Guard and the 50 stevedores on board to work cargo, although six men are injured. Motor torpedo boat PT-323, damaged by suicide plane, 10°33'N, 125°14'E, is beached and abandoned.
Japanese merchant cargo ship Yokohamasan Maru is sunk by aircraft off Cavite.
U.S. freighter Dan Beard is torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-1202 off the coast of Wales, 51°56'N, 05°28'W; 17 of the 40-man merchant complement and 12 of the 27 Armed Guard perish with the ship.
Local political and military disturbances result in cancellation of liberty at Piraeus, Greece; Greek snipers wound two crewmen in tank landing ship LST-74.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
"Local political and military disturbances result in cancellation of liberty at Piraeus, Greece"
by M. Bouffant at 19:44