Diary August 11, 1942
WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, August 11, 1942:
The first victim of convoy Pedestal is aircraft carrier ‘Eagle’. Torpedoed by ‘U-73’ she capsize and sinks in minutes.
Mediterranean: Carrier Eagle sunk by U-boat U-73 north of Algiers (260 killed).
Pacific: Japanese Combined Fleet leaves home waters for Truk (Caroline Islands) to counter US landings on Guadalcanal.
Germany: Destructive RAF night raid on Mainz (repeated August 12-13); Cathedral destroyed.