|Missing In Action (MIA)||Prisoners Of War (POW)||Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)|
|Chronology||Locations||Aircraft||Ships||Submit Info||How You Can Help||Donate|
Yūgumo Class Destroyer
6 × 127mm DP guns
28 × 25mm AA guns
4 × 13mm AA guns
8 x 24" torpedo tubes
36 depth charges
During June 24 - July 7, escorted out of Ominato southwest of the Aleutians. Afterwards, assigned to Desron 10 reassigned to Third Fleet. On August 16 departed Kure, escorting fleet towards Truk.
During the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, escorted Admiral Nagumo's Striking Force. Afterwards during September escorted fleet patrolling out of Truk.
"Tokyo Express" Guadalcanal
Battle of Santa Cruz
Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
On November 22, 1942 departed Rabaul on a troop transport run to Buna then returns to Rabaul. Next on November 28-29, 1942 departs Rabaul with three other destroyers including Shiratsuyu on a troop transport run to Buna, escorted by six A6M Zeros. While proceeding through the Vitiaz Strait, this convoy is spotted by B-17 and bombed by 90th BG, 319th BS B-24s. Makigumo suffers a near miss and is set afire causing the convoy to abort the mission.
Between Cape Esperence and Savo Island, spotted by PT-124 that closed to 1,000 yards then fired three torpedoes at the destroyer. While maneuvering to avoid the torpedoes, Makigumo hit a newly laid sea mine. The explosion killed three left two missing, seven injured and the ship sinking. Efforts to tow the damaged destroyer were quickly aborted. After rescuing survivors, Yugumo scuttled the damaged destroyer with torpedo into Iron Bottom Sound roughly three miles south-southwest of Savo Island at roughly 09-15 S, 159-47 E.
|Discussion Forum||Daily Updates||Reviews||Museums||Interviews & Oral Histories|