BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Qualified Score

Against the Japanese afloat the U.S. Navy has done plenty of damage since Pearl Harbor. Because of such hit-&-run battles as the Battle of Macassar Strait, only the Japanese know how badly they have been hurt. But the U.S. Navy, with a fair idea of what it had done, knew enough last week to publish a summary of Japanese ships that it was positive it had sunk or knocked up.

Combined with the Army Air Force's list, also compiled with an eye to history, it made a fat total: 91 ships definitely sunk,...

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