|Number of the Day: 2,864,974. (Popular vote differential.)|
|Fuck the gawd-damned Electoral College too.|
|Number of the Day: 2,864,974. (Popular vote differential.)|
|Fuck the gawd-damned Electoral College too.|
SAT 23 JUN 1945
Twenty-six USAAF B-29s mine the waters off Karatsu, Fukuoka, Sakai, and Niigata, Japan.
PB4Y-2s (VPB 118), flying from Okinawa, continue aerial mining of waters of Korean archipelago, sowing mines in waters in channel north of Iion-To and Gantai-To, and off Ninshi-To and Chi-To.
Motor minesweeper YMS-364 is damaged by shore battery, Balikpapan, Borneo, 01°19'S, 116°52'E.
Submarine Hardhead (SS-365) sinks Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Cha 42 in Java Sea, 05°44'S, 114°16'E, and after undergoing counterattack by auxiliary submarine chaser Cha 113, sinks Cha 113 and No. 833 Shuttle Boat, 05°45'S, 114°16'E.
Submarine Tirante (SS-420) sinks Japanese merchant sailing junk No.293 Antung Maru, 37°54'N, 125°34'E.
Mines sink Japanese merchant cargo ship Goshu Maru off Mutsure light, and damage merchant cargo ship Kocho Maru 1.5 kilometers off Takenoko light.
Japanese merchant cargo ship Shingishu Maru is damaged by aircraft off Pusan, Korea.
Everything they say is a lie.Craig McCarthy / New York Post:
How conspiracy theories about the NYPD Shake Shack ‘poisoning’ blew up — The three cops at the center of the NYPD milkshake “poisoning” scandal never even got sick, and there wasn't the slightest whiff of criminality from the get-go — but that didn't stop gung-ho brass from rolling
Paul Waldman / Washington Post: Happy Hour Roundup
Dan Adler / Vanity Fair: The NYPD's Shake Shack Saga Was an Even Bigger Fraud Than We Realized
Charlie Nash / Mediaite: New York Post Reports NYPD Lied to Escalate Shake Shack Scandal — And That Officers Never Even Got Sick
TMZ.com: NYPD Brass Reportedly Made Up Shake Shack ‘Poisoned’ Milkshakes Theory
Ben Yakas / Gothamist: Officers Who Police Union Falsely Claimed Were “Poisoned” By Shake Shack Reportedly Never Had Symptoms
Eugene Volokh / Reason: Anatomy of Yet Another Hate Crime False Alarm
FRI 22 JUN 1945
High speed transport Barry (APD-29) (previously damaged twice by kamikazes) sinks as the result of damage received the previous day (see 24 May 1945 and 21 June).
Off Okinawa, kamikazes damage high speed minesweeper Ellyson (DMS-19), 26°04'N, 127°55'E; and tank landing ship LST-534, 26°18'N, 127°49'E; medium landing ship LSM-213 is damaged by operational casualty.
Motor minesweeper YMS-10 is damaged by shore battery, Balikpapan, Borneo, 01°18'S, 116°51'E.
USAAF B-29s (162 strong) bomb naval facility at Kure, Japan, destroying the incomplete submarines I 204 and I 352, and damaging escort destroyer Nire and submarine RO 67.*
Submarine Crevalle (SS-291) damages Japanese escort destroyer Kasado, 43°23'N, 139°47'E.
Submarine Parche (SS-384) sinks unnamed Japanese fishing boat, 42°08'N, 140°58'E.
Submarine Piranha (SS-389) damages Coast Defense Vessel No.196, 39°32'N, 142°11'E.
Mines laid by USAAF B-29s (20th Air Force) sink Japanese merchant cargo ships Yubu Maru in Kammon Channel, 34°00'N, 131°00'E, Tokasegawa Maru off Tsutura, in Kammon Channel, 33°55'N, 131°20'E, Taigen Maru near Kammon Channel, 34°00'N, 130°30'E, and Ungetsu Maru north of Mutsure, and damage transport Tatsumiya Maru one kilometer off Ganryu Jima Light.
PB4Y-2s (VPB 118), flying from Okinawa, continue aerial mining of waters of Korean archipelago, sowing mines in waters in channel between Hikin-To, Iion-To, and Gantai-To.
PBMs bomb lighthouse and Japanese shipping off south coast of Korea, 36°55'N, 125°47'E.
U.S. freighter Pierre Gibault, en route from Izmir, Turkey, to Oran, Algeria, is damaged by mine off Kythera Island 36°04'30"N, 26°06'30"E. Greek destroyer escort Themosticles takes off the wounded (seven Armed Guard sailors) and dead (two merchant sailors and two Armed Guards) soon thereafter. The ship, beached on 26 June 1945 off Kythera Island is subsequently written off as a total loss.
野兔影院Please, please, please, please, humanoids, get The Plague & die. This planet can't support seven billion sub-human idiots any longer. P.S.: If you're warehoused & waiting to die in a nursing home, too bad your children hate you.— M. Bouffant (@MBouffant) June 22, 2020
THU 21 JUN 1945
Okinawa is declared secured 82 days after the initial landings; Japanese air attacks on U.S. ships offshore, however, continue.
Kamikazes damage destroyer escort Halloran (DE-305), 26°00'N, 128°00'E, and sink medium landing ship LSM-59, while she is escorting fleet tug Lipan (ATF-85) and high speed transport Barry (APD-29). Barry (previously damaged by kamikaze on 24 May) and in tow of Lipan, is en route to Ie Shima (see 22 May 1945 and 22 June).* In addition, suicider planes damage seaplane tenders Curtiss (AV-4) and Kenneth Whiting (AV-14), 26°10'N, 127°18'E.
Twenty-seven USAAF B-29s mine the waters off Oura, Senzaki, Nanao, Fushiki and Osaka, Japan.
PB4Y-2s (VPB 118), flying from Okinawa, continue aerial mining of waters of Korean archipelago, sowing mines in waters in channel between Hikin-To, Iion-To, and Gantai-To; one plane encounters antiaircraft fire from Japanese warship in vicinity. Waters north of Roka-To are mined again as well.
Landing craft repair ship Endymion (ARL-9) is damaged by Japanese submarine I 36 north of Truk, 12°41'N, 156°20'E.
Motor minesweeper YMS-335 is damaged by shore battery, Balikpapan, Borneo, 01°18'S, 116°50'E.
Submarine Parche (SS-384) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Hizen Maru, 41°19'N, 141°28'E.
Submarine Piranha (SS-389) damages Japanese merchant cargo ship Shirogane Maru, 39°28'N, 142°10'E.
*Barry, decommissioned that morning, sailed loaded with empty powder cases, shell cases, ammunition tanks and empty oil drums, being employed to a picket station off Okinawa as a decoy to "absorb several suiciders." The already-damaged submarine chaser PC-1603 was earmarked for the same purpose.
You have mental health issues if you think this proves anything.— M. Bouffant (@MBouffant) June 21, 2020
WED 20 JUN 1945
TG 12.4, en route from Pearl Harbor to Leyte, attacks Wake Island; planes from carriers Hancock (CV-19) and Lexington (CV-16) and small carrier Cowpens (CVL-25) (Rear Admiral Ralph E. Jennings) bomb Japanese installations.
Tank landing ship LST-562 is damaged when accidentally rammed by tank landing craft LCT-1310, Brunei Bay, Borneo, 04°29'N, 114°01'E.
Minesweepers Device (AM-220) and Dour (AM-223) are damaged in collision off Okinawa, 26°00'N, 127°00'E.
Motor minesweeper YMS-368 is damaged by mine off Balikpapan, Borneo, 01°19'S, 116°58'E.
Tank landing ship LST-288 is damaged by operational casualty off Okinawa.
Submarine Kraken (SS-370) sinks Japanese auxiliary sailing vessel No.58 Tachibana Maru in Sunda Strait, off Merak, 05°56'S, 106°00'E.
Submarine Tinosa (SS-283), on patrol off the east coast of Korea, sinks Japanese army cargo ship Taito Maru, 36°04'N, 130°26'E, and merchant cargo ship Kaisei Maru, 35°39'N, 130°29'E.
Japanese merchant tanker Nanshin Maru is sunk by mine, possibly laid by submarine Ray (SS-271) on 22 February 1944, off Cape St. Jacques, French Indochina.
Mine sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Kenan Maru in north Kyushu channel, 33°59'N, 130°48'E, mines laid by USAAF B-29 (20th Air Force) sink merchant tanker No.1 Nanki Maru off Aki-Nada, 33°58'N, 131°01'E, and damage merchant cargo ships Nitto Maru 5.7 kilometers off Tateishi light, and Keizan Maru seven kilometers southeast of Motoyamazaki. Cargo ship Huashan Maru is sunk by B-29-laid mine near Fukuoka, Kyushu, 33°38'N, 130°22'E.
Japanese merchant cargo ship Kamome Maru is sunk by aircraft between Pusan, Korea, and Yosu.
USAAF B-24s (Fifth Air Force) on shipping sweep off coast of Korea sink cargo ship Keijo Maru off Mokpo, 34°47'N, 126°23'E.
PB4Y-2s (VPB 118) continue aerial mining of waters of Korean archipelago in a repeat of the mission of the previous day, but on this occasion encounter heavy antiaircraft fire from Japanese warships in the vicinity.
TUE 19 JUN 1945
Destroyer Dunlap (DD-384), while patrolling north of Chichi Jima, sinks Japanese luggers Gorgen Maru, Legaspi Maru, and cargo ship Kasidori Maru; the enemy vessels are en route to evacuate non-combatants from Chichi Jima to the Japanese home islands, and to take off supplies of gasoline.
Twenty-eight USAAF B-29s mine Shimonoseki Straits and the waters off Niigata, Miyazu, and Maizuru, Japan.
PB4Y-2s (VPB 118) continue aerial mining of waters in Korean archipelago, sowing mines in the waters north of Roka-To, in a repeat of the mission flown the previous day. On this occasion, however, all planes are damaged by antiaircraft fire when they strafe a ship encountered in the vicinity.
Submarine Bullhead (SS-332) sinks Japanese auxiliary sailing vessel No.57 Tachibana Maru in Sunda Strait, off Merak, 05°56'S, 106°00'E.
Submarine Cabezon (SS-334), attacking Japanese convoy beset by Apogon (SS-308) the previous day, sinks merchant cargo ship Zaosan Maru southwest of Paramushiro, Kurils, 50°39'N, 154°38'E.
Submarine Sea Dog (SS-401), attacking Japanese convoy off northwest coast of Hokkaido, sinks army cargo ship Kokai Maru and merchant cargo ship No.3 Shinhei Maru, and damages merchant vessel Naga Maru, 43°12'N, 140°19'E.
Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Koshun Maru is lost to marine casualty, 4.5 kilometers off Yura Saki, eastern Bungo Suido.
Japanese merchant cargo ship Hattenzan Maru is sunk by aircraft off Masan, Korea; freighter Heian Maru is damaged by marine casualty off Hunghae, 36°03'N, 129°35'E..
Japanese merchant tanker No.1 Nanki Maru s sunk by mine off Aki-Nada, in western part of the Inland Sea; guardboat No.3 Kaigyo Maru is damaged by mine 1.9 kilometers off He Saki, Japan.
U.S. freighter Calvin Coolidge, en route from Le Havre, France, to Boston, Massachusetts, is damaged by mine, 49°50'N, 04°57'W. There are no casualties to the 56 merchant crew, 31 Armed Guard sailors and 457 embarked troops.
MON 18 JUN 1945
Battleship Nevada (BB-36) and two destroyers (Captain Homer L. Grosskopf), en route from Pearl Harbor to Saipan, bombard shore installations on Emidj Island, Jaluit Atoll, Marshalls, coordinated with bombing by land-based planes from U.S. bases in the Marshalls.
Lieutenant General Simon B. Buckner, USA, commander of the Tenth Army, is killed on Okinawa*; Major General Roy S. Geiger, USMC, assumes temporary command of the Tenth Army to direct its final combat operations on the island.
Rear Admiral Forrest B. Royal, Commander, Amphibious Group 6, dies on board amphibious force flagship Rocky Mount (AGC-3) of coronary thrombosis.
Motor minesweeper YMS-50, damaged by mine off Balikpapan, Borneo, 01°18'S, 116°49'E, is scuttled by light cruiser Denver (CL-58).
Submarine Apogon (SS-308), attacking Japanese convoy RU, sinks transport Hakuai Maru and guardboat No.2 Kusonoki Maru southwest of Paramushiro, Kurils, 50°30'N, 155°01'E (see 19 June).
Submarine Bonefish (SS-223), after conferring with Tunny (SS-282) at 37°02'N, 135°32'E, off western coast of Honshu, sinks Japanese cargo ship Konzan Maru, 37°13'N, 137°18'E. Bonefish, however, is later sunk? by escort destroyer Okinawa, Coast Defense Vessel No.63, Coast Defense Vessel No.75, Coast Defense Vessel No.158 and Coast Defense Vessel No.207 in Sea of Japan, 37°18'N, 137°55'E.
Submarine Bullhead (SS-332) sinks Japanese auxiliary sailing vessel No.58 Sakura Maru in Sunda Strait, off Merak, 05°35'S, 106°02'E.
Submarine Dentuda (SS-335) sinks Japanese guardboats Reiko Maru and Heiwa Maru in East China Sea, 30°45'N, 126°00'E.
Submarine Tinosa (SS-283) sinks Japanese ship Wakae Maru at 38°25'N, 128°34'E.
PB4Y-2s (VPB 118) continue aerial mining of waters in Korean archipelago, sowing mines in the waters north of Roka-To.
Mines sink Japanese transport Shintai Maru west of Noto-Hanto, 36°50'N, 134°36'E, auxiliary submarine chaser Cha 197, 1.48 kilometers southwest of Mojizaki light, and merchant cargo ships Nissho Maru off Moji, and Bizan Maru at 33°58'N, 130°44'E, and damage naval vessel Shintai Maru at 36°59'N, 136°43'E.
Marine casualties damage Japanese merchant cargo ships No.1 Oshima Maru east of Tachang Shan Island, Shinko Maru one kilometer off Nisshin, and Hazuki Maru off Kuzuiwa.
Japanese Motor Gunboat No.54 is sunk by aircraft off Port Arthur.
*By enemy artillery fire, making him the highest-ranking United States military officer lost to enemy fire during World War II. Did not know his pappy was a traitor & then Gov. of Kain-tuck in a previous century.
?She is reported as overdue, presumed lost, on 30 July 1945.