5 Dec 1944
  • The Japanese Navy 12th Air Fleet was reorganized to contain two air groups and one base force. ww2dbase [CPC]
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  • While returning to San Pedro Bay, destroyer USS Shaw withstood an aerial special attack when a Japanese plane dove on the ship and crashed into the sea 25 yards off Shaw's port bow. Shaw sustained no damage. ww2dbase [Tokko "Kamikaze" Special Attack Doctrine | Leyte Gulf, Leyte | DS]
  • SS Antoine Saugrain was rendered dead in the water after being struck by two aerial torpedoes in Philippine waters. The ship claimed to have shot down several Japanese aircraft. She was carrying 450 passengers and crew; some were wounded during the attack, but all would eventually be accounted for after all survivors were rescued. ww2dbase [Antoine Saugrain | Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign | CPC]
  • While returning to San Pedro Bay, destroyer USS Shaw withstood an aerial special attack when a Japanese plane dove on the ship and crashed into the sea 25 yards off Shaw's port bow. Shaw sustained no damage. ww2dbase [Shaw | Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign | Leyte Gulf, Leyte | DS]
United States Photo(s) dated 5 Dec 1944
Iva Toguri at Radio Tokyo, Japan, 5 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 5Iva Toguri at Radio Tokyo, Japan, 5 Dec 1944, photo 2 of 5Iva Toguri at Radio Tokyo, Japan, 5 Dec 1944, photo 3 of 5Iva Toguri at Radio Tokyo, Japan, 5 Dec 1944, photo 4 of 5
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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