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Diary May 31, 1944

Gato class submarine 'USS Peto'
Gato class submarine ‘USS Peto’, 1944 in the Pacific. These boats waged a successful campaign against Japan.
WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, May 31, 1944:

Sea War

Pacific – Operation Kon: Japanese despatch 3 troop convoys to Biak, but only one lands troops (May 31-June 12).
Merchant shipping losses in May 1944: 3 Allied ships with 17,277 tons in Atlantic, 2 Allied ships with 10,020 tons elsewhere.
64 Japanese ships with 258,591 tons in Pacific.
17 U-boats sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic (worldwide total of 24 losses), 18 new U-boats operational, 479 U-boats of all types total in service.

Secret War

Indian Ocean: Agents land on Ceylon coast from Japanese submarine I-166.

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