War Diary December 18, 1944

Aircraft manufacturing in Nagoya.

Aircraft manufacturing in Nagoya. The women wear a headscarf with the inscription ‘Kamikaze’ (Heavenly Wind).

War Diary WW2 for Monday, December 18, 1944:

Air War

Europe: RAF night bombers sink old battleship Schleswig-Holstein and 8 other ships at Gotenhafen (Gdynia).
Pacific: B-29 Superfortress bomb Mitsubishi aircraft assembly works at Nagoya. 84 B-29s and 200 14th Air Force planes destroy Japanese supply base at Hankow, China (fires burn for 3 days).

Sea War

Pacific: Typhoon plays havoc with TF 38. 7 carriers damaged, 3 destroyers sunk.

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