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Diary February 9, 1943

German transport in the Mediterranean
German transport in the Mediterranean.
WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, February 9, 1943:

Sea War

Mediterranean: First of 7 troop convoys leave South Italy with powerful reinforcements for Axis forces in Tunisia (February 9 – March 22); Malta-based RAF aircraft sink 10 ships; specially laid minefields and British subs also score numerous successes (3 submarines lost).


[tableX caption=”Guadalcanal Campaign Losses” colwidth=”40|30|30″ colalign=”left|center|center”]
, Japanese, US
Killed, “24,000”, “1,600 (only troops)”
Wounded, “?”, “4,709 (only troops)”
Aircraft carriers, 1, 2
Battleships, 2, –
Cruisers, 4, 8
Destroyers, 11, 17
MTBs, -, 6
Subs, 6, –
Transports, 16, 4

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