December 25, 1944 – This day during the World War ll

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December 25, 1944 – USS Mingo attacked a Japanese convoy between Singapore and Brunei, Borneo, damaging an escorting gunboat and sinking tanker Manila Maru. Commissioned in Feb 1943 with Lieutenant Commander Ralph Lynch, Jr. in command, USS Mingo had her shakedown cruise off Long Island, New York, United States. After three weeks of operations with the torpedo station at New London, Connecticut, United States, she set sail for the Pacific Ocean via the Panama Canal. She departed for her first war patrol in Jun 1943, during which she damaged and sank several Japanese ships and bombarded Sorol, Palau Islands. During her second war patrol in the Central Pacific, she damaged a Japanese cruiser with a torpedo, while on her fourth war patrol, she sank Japanese destoyer Tamanami. In the Philippine Islands and Borneo regions, she sank four small enemy vessels during her fifth war patrol, despite her primary mission being…

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