Diary April 20, 1944

human torpedo 'Neger'

A human torpedo ‘Neger’ is lowered into water.

WW2 War Diary for Thursday, April 20, 1944:

Sea War

Mediterranean: Germans use Neger (‘Negro’) human torpedoes against shipping off Anzio; 37 launched from beaches (24 lost) without result (night April 20-21). 6 Allied merchant ships hit by torpedo planes near Straits of Gibraltar.

Southeast Asia

Burma: Allied garrison on Summer House Hill, Kohima, relieved by British 2nd Division.

Air War

Britain: Abortive night raid on Hull.

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