MON 14 MAY 1945
Carrier Enterprise (CV-6) is damaged by kamikaze off Honshu, 30°23'N, 132°36'E.
Off Okinawa, operational casualties account for damage to tank landing ship LST-137 and medium landing ship LSM-137.
Submarine Cobia (SS-245) is damaged by depth charges, Gulf of Siam, 09°35'N, 101°44'E, but remains on patrol.
Submarine Sand Lance (SS-381) sinks Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Yoshino Maru off Erimosaki, Hokkaido, 32°00'N, 146°36'E.
Navy aircraft (TU 50.5.5) on sweeps over the South China Sea, sink Japanese merchant cargo ship Kurokamisan Maru west of Kuche Island 34°27'N, 127°30'E, and Samukaze Maru, 33°00'N, 129°20'E.
Mine laid by USAAF B-29 (20th Air Force) damages Japanese merchant ship Miyajima Maru at Awaji, Japan, 34°28'N, 134°30'E (see 15 May). Mines sink Japanese transport Anko Maru off Shimonoseki and merchant tug No.13 Uwajima Maru off Hiraiso light buoy, 34°30'N, 134°30'E; sink/damage merchant cargo ship Tatsukei Maru, 34°28'N, 134°45'E, and damage merchant cargo ship No.6 Kaiyo Maru off Hesaki light.
Japanese merchant cargo ship Keishin Maru is sunk by aircraft off Inchon, Korea.
Japanese merchant vessel Kanpu Maru is sunk by aircraft, 33°02'N, 129°27'E.
Japanese merchant cargo ship Kainan Maru is damaged by aircraft three miles off Ioshima light.
Japanese merchant cargo ship Chofuku Maru is damaged by aircraft near Hakata Bay.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Kamikaze Damages Enterprise
by M. Bouffant at 19:45