Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Submarine Gar Does Spy Stuff

MON 11 DEC 1944
Japanese planes attack resupply convoy of 13 LSMs and LCIs, bound for Ormoc Bay; destroyer Reid (DD-369) is sunk by kamikaze off Leyte, 09°50'N, 124°55'E; destroyer Caldwell (DD-605) is near-missed by a suicider. Tank landing craft LCT-1075 is sunk by aircraft, Leyte Gulf.

USMC F4Us (VMF 211, VMF 218, VMF 313) repeat mast-head attack on Japanese convoy 30 miles off Leyte, sinking cargo ships Mino Maru and Tasmania Maru, 11°20'N, 124°10'E.

USAAF B-25s, A-20s, P-38s, and P-40s attack Japanese supply and troop concentrations on the southern shore of Wasile Bay and along the shores of north Halmahera, sinking No.2 Sumiyoshi Maru.

Submarine Gar (SS-206) lands supplies on west coast of Luzon, and picks up intelligence documents.

Submarine Sea Owl (SS-405) sinks Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Cha 76 in East China Sea, 33°48'N, 128°20'E.

PB4Ys sink Japanese merchant cargo ship Shonan Maru north of Banton Island, P.I., 12°42'N, 122°10'E.

Submarine chaser SC-1059 sinks after running aground near Bahama Islands.

Destroyer Ludlow (DD-438) chases German E-boat from a point six miles south of Cap Antibes to 20 miles south of Cap Ampeglio but fails to inflict any damage on the fast-moving (tracked at speeds up to 40 knots) enemy craft.

Large infantry landing craft LCI(L)-526 is damaged when she strikes submerged wreck.

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