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Diary February 16, 1942

submarine tanker supplies two U-boats
A submarine tanker supplies with pipelines on buoys two German U-boats with oil. Only in this way are operations over long distances possible.
WW2 War Diary for Monday, February 16, 1942:

Sea War

AtlanticOperation Neuland: 2 U-boats make simultaneous attacks on oil installations and tankers at Curacao and Aruba. 7 tankers torpedoed (3 sunk).

Home Fronts

Australia: Prime Minister Curtin declares that fall of Singapore is ‘Australia’s Dunkirk’ and the prelude to ‘Battle of Australia’ (he orders ‘total mobilization’ February 17).

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