394.115 Panay/1: Telegram

The Commander of the United States Yangtze Patrol (Marquart) to the Chief of Naval Operations (Leahy)48

0512. Panay again endangered by artillery fire and forced move farther upriver. Believe Jap fire directed against junks and other river craft which cluster around ship. H. M. S. Ladybird fired on at 0900 by Jap batteries near APC49 installation Wuhu and struck by four shells killing one seaman and wounding several others. H. M. S. Bee also under direct fire but not struck.

  1. Forwarded by the Commander in Chief, United States Asiatic Fleet, Yarnell, and copy transmitted to the Department by the Navy Department.
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