2 January 1944 A.D. USS FINBACK (SS-230) Sinks a Japanese Tanker in the East China Sea (Bunch of Meanies…It May Hurt Their “Self-Esteem”)
1943 - USS Argonaut (SM1) sinks the Japanese guard boat Ebon Maru in the Bismarck Sea.
1944 - Aerial mine laying operations continue in the Marshall Islands. Five PV-1s (VB 137) and one PBY-5 (VP 72) mine Jabor Anchorage, Jaluit.
1944 - USS Finback (SS 230) sinks a Japanese merchant tanker in the East China Sea.
2000 - Retired Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., the 19th Chief of Naval Operations, dies at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.