Saturday, January 18, 2020

Raiding Parties Unsuccessful

THU 18 JAN 1945
Japanese raiding parties land on Peleliu, Palau Islands. The attempt to damage aircraft on the ground and destroy ammunition is not successful.

Tank landing ship LST-219 is damaged by grounding off west coast of Luzon, 16°10'N, 120°22'E;

Tank landing ship LST-752 is damaged in collision off Leyte, 11°11'N, 125°05'E.

Infantry landing craft (gunboat) LCI(G)-396 is damaged by mine, Palaus.

Japanese merchant cargo ship Reizan Maru (previously damaged on 31 August 1944 by 14th Air Force planes) is sunk by mine in upper Yangtze.

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