How 1 Very Special Submarine Ravaged Japan During World War II

February 14, 2018 12:15 pm nationalinterest.org
How 1 Very Special Submarine Ravaged Japan During World War II

At midnight on July 23, the Barb slipped up to within a kilometer of the shore, and a landing party commanded by Lt. William Walke, paddled quietly to the beach. While three men took up guard positions—they encountered a sleeping Japanese guard in a watchtower, whom they left unharmed—the other five buried the demolition charge and managed not blow themselves up jury-rigging the detonation circuit. They were furiously rowing back to the Barb when a…

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