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Diary March 31, 1944


German submarine off Cape Town
German submarine off Cape Town. In the distant waters the sinking successes are now greater than in the Atlantic.
WW2 War Diary for Friday, March 31, 1944:

Sea War

Merchant shipping losses in March 1944: 8 Allied ships with 41,562 tons in Atlantic, 17 Allied ships with 116,398 tons elsewhere.
67 Japanese ships with 263,805 tons in Pacific.
20 U-boats sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic (worldwide total of 23 losses), 23 new U-boats operational, 470 U-boats of all types total in service.

Air War

Pacific: Admiral Koga, C-in-C of Japanese Combined Fleet, disappears during flight from Palau to Mindanao (succeeded by Admiral Toyoda).

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