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January 10
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1943 - Submarine Trigger (SS 237) sinks the Japanese destroyer Okikaze off Yokosuka, Japan.
On This Day


The first U.S. Navy production order for aerial photographic equipment is initiated when the Naval Observatory issued requisitions for 20 aero cameras and accessories to be manufactured by Eastman Kodak Company.


In the first nonstop formation flight from the United States to Hawaii, six Consolidated P2Y-1 aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP-10) depart San Francisco, Calif. After flying 2,399 miles in 24 hours and 35 minutes. The P2Y-1 aircraft arrive at Hawaii on Jan. 11.


Submarine Trigger (SS-237) sinks the Japanese destroyer Okikaze off Yokosuka, Japan.


Submarines Seawolf (SS-197) and Steelhead (SS-280) attack a Japanese convoy about 70 miles north of Naha, Okinawa, sinking three ships, including one while in the middle of a typhoon.


The auxiliary motor minesweepers Merganser (AMS-26) and Firecrest (AMS-10) receive 40 rounds of 105 mm enemy fire from guns in the vicinity of Ponggang-ni near North Korea. Reports reflect no damage or casualties from the attack.