Diary March 14, 1942

submarine HMS 'Ultimatum'

British submarine HMS ‘Ultimatum’ at her base Lazaretto. It was suscessfull in the Mediterranean.

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, March 14, 1942:

Sea War

Mediterranean: 3 Italian submarines sunk by British submarines Unbeaten, Ultimatum and Upholder (March 14-18).
North Sea: German E-boats lay mines and engage British light naval forces. 2 E-boats lost; British destroyer Vortigern sunk (night March 14-15).

Air War

Mediterranean: RAF night raid on Rhodes, some bombs dropped in error on Milas (Turkey), 113 km to the east.
Germany: 104 RAF bombers attacking Cologne and dropping 160t of bombs.

Home Fronts

Germany: Hitler orders terror attacks (‘Terrorangriffe’) against British provincial cities.
Australia: Substantial numbers of US troops have now arrived.
China: Major-General Dennys, British military adviser to Chiang Kai-shek, killed in air crash near Chungking.

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