Diary February 9, 1943

German transport in the Mediterranean

German transport in the Mediterranean.

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, February 9, 1943:

Sea War

Mediterranean: First of 7 troop convoys leave South Italy with powerful reinforcements for Axis forces in Tunisia (February 9 – March 22); Malta-based RAF aircraft sink 10 ships; specially laid minefields and British subs also score numerous successes (3 submarines lost).

Pacific
Guadalcanal Campaign Losses
Japanese US
Killed 24,000 1,600 (only troops)
Wounded ? 4,709 (only troops)
Aircraft carriers 1 2
Battleships 2
Cruisers 4 8
Destroyers 11 17
MTBs - 6
Subs 6
Transports 16 4
Call of War
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