8 Apr 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale sank Japanese freighter Honan Maru in the Korea Strait, hitting her with 2 of 7 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Whale | Korea Strait | CPC]
22 Jul 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • The 996-ton Japanese merchant ship Hokko Go was sunk by US aircraft in the Korea Strait. ww2dbase [Korea Strait | HM]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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