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Diary October 12, 1944


Ki-67 Hiryu
The new Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu ‘Peggy’ heavy torpedo dropper in full combat service.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, October 12, 1944:

Western Front

British capture Overloon (Holland).

Sea War

Pacific – BATTLE OF FORMOSA (October 12-15): TF 38 launches massive strikes against the island. 400-strong Japanese 2nd Air Fleet (including fast new Ki-67 torpedo planes) launches repeated counter-strikes; cruisers Canberra and Houston torpedoed and carrier Franklin damaged by crashing raider. 2nd Air Fleet loses 321 planes; TF 38 loses 71.

Occupied Countries

Greece: Athens liberated by Resistance forces; British gliders land reinforcements.

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