Operation Hailstone

Operation Hailstone

Operation Hailstone (known in Japan as Japanese: トラック島空襲 Torakku-tō Kūshū, lit. "the airstrike on Truk Island") was a massive naval air and surface attack launched on February 17–18, 1944, during World War II by the United States Navy against the Japanese naval and air base at Truk in the Caroline Islands, a pre-war Japanese territory.

Read more about Operation Hailstone:  Background, Attack, Aftermath, Truk IJN Anchorage Evacuation Log Book, List of Warships in Truk At The Time of Attack, List of Merchant Ships At The Time of Attack and Other Shipwrecks in Truk's Anchorage

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Operation Hailstone - List of Merchant Ships At The Time of Attack and Other Shipwrecks in Truk's Anchorage
... army transport Gyoten Maru (暁天丸) 6,865 tons, sunk by USS Tang off Truk on February 17, 1944 army transport Yubae Maru (夕映丸) 3,200 tons,sunk off 6th fleet anchorage army transport/freighter Nagano Maru (長野丸) 3,810 tons, sunk off 4th fleet anchorage fleet oiler Shinkoku Maru (神国丸) 10,020 tons, sunk off combined fleet anchorage oil tanker Fujisan Maru (富士山丸) 9,524 tons, sunk south west off Moen auxiliary oil tanker Houyou Maru (宝洋丸) 8,691 tons, sunk off repair anchorage auxiliary oil tanker/passenger/cargo ship Amagisan Maru (天城山丸) 7,620 tons, sunk off 6th fleet anchorage auxiliary oil tanker/whaler Tonan Maru #3 (第三図南丸) 19,209 tons, sunk off repair anchorage auxiliary provision storeship Sapporo Maru (札幌丸), sunk on May 29, 1944 on west of lagoon repair ship/cargo ship Urakami Maru, anchored next to Tenno Maru and Heian Maru, damaged. ...

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