Saturday, May 9, 2020

U-Boat Surrenders To Plane

WED 9 MAY 1945
Atlantic German submarine U-249 surrenders to PB4Y (FAW 7) off the Scilly Islands, becoming the first to do so after hostilities cease in Europe.

Off Okinawa, kamikazes damage destroyer escorts Oberrender (DE-344), 26°32'N, 127°30'E, and England (DE-635), 26°18'N, 127°13'E; and British carriers HMS Formidable and HMS Victorious.

Japanese escort vessel Uku is damaged by mine off Futaoi Light.

Japanese merchant tanker No.13 Horai Maru is damaged by aircraft, 36°10'N, 126°02'E.

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