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29 Aug 1943
  • USS Hoe fired 4 torpedoes at a Japanese destroyer escort; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tunny completed temporary repairs at sea in the Palau Islands and set sail for home. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Seahorse attempted to attack a Japanese convoy in the Pacific Ocean, but was counterattacked prior to the launching of torpedoes. She suffered minor damage from depth charges. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Submarine Guitarro was launched, sponsored by the wife of chief of the US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Ross T. McIntire. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Danish Royal Family was "isolated for their protection" by the Germans as martial law was declared in Denmark. ww2dbase [TH]
Alaska
  • USS New Mexico departed Kuluk Bay, Adak, US Territory of Alaska. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Wahoo arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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




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Thomas Dodd, late 1945