Diary January 11, 1944

Japanese light cruiser 'Kuma'

The Japanese light cruiser ‘Kuma’, the class ship of five units completed between 1920 and 1921.

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, January 11, 1944:

Sea War

Indian Ocean: Japanese cruiser Kuma sunk by British submarine Tally Ho. U-boats of Monsun group sink 17 ships (January-March), but British warships intercept 2 re-fuelling tankers (both scuttled).

Eastern Front

Southern Sector: Russian salient in East Poland now 64 km across.

Air War

Germany: 663 USAAF bombers attacking Halberstadt, Brunswick, Magedburg and Oschersleben.
Pacific: 43 Japanese landing barges sunk off Cape Gloucester.

Home Fronts

USA: Death of John W. Christie, brilliant designer of armoured fighting vehicles; aged 87.

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