Diary April 19, 1944

British fleet as it arrived at Trincomalee on Ceylon

The British fleet at is base at Trincomalee on Ceylon in April 1944. In front the carrier Unicorn with Barracuda strike aircraft and Corsair fighters on board. In the background the battlecruiser Renown, the carrier Illustrious and a Fiji-class cruiser.

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, April 19, 1944:

Sea War

Indian Ocean: British Eastern Fleet planes attack Sabang harbour and airfields (Sumatra).
Black Sea: Red fleet bombards Sebastopol.

Air War

Eastern Europe: RAF drops mines in river Danube.

Home Fronts

USA: Lease-Lend legislation extended by House of Representatives (Senate concurs May 8).

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