World Battlefronts: Success at Sea

In their systematic, silent war against the shipping which supplied Japan's island conquests, U.S. submarines in the Pacific last week were credited with further success: seven Japanese vessels sunk, six of them merchant ships, one a destroyer. This brought the total of Japanese ships sent to the bottom by U.S. submarine action to 168. Also listed were 25 "probables" and 42 vessels damaged.

Australia's Air & Civil Aviation Minister Arthur Samuel Drakeford added estimates of Japanese shipping sunk by Allied action: 2,250,000 tons of warships and freight carriers. All told, the Jap was...

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