War on the sea: The Japanese ship “Buyo Maru” with a displacement of 1,650 tons sinks after the torpedo hits the American submarine “Wahoo” (class Gato) north of New Guinea. January 26, 1943.
According to Japanese information, on board the ship, in addition to Japanese artillery and anti-aircraft gunners, Indian prisoners of war in the number of 491 people. Only 1,126 people. The next day, about 1,000 people were rescued by a Japanese “Choko Maru” patrol vessel.