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Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

Originally Posted by stagman View Post
I would love to be the publisher to give this guy a book deal is all I can say

If you all are looking for another great read I highly recommend a book called In Harm's Way. It's the story of the USS Indianapolis, a heavy cruiser (CA-35) which amongst other things set the record for fastest sailing from SF to Pearl, was the favorite of FDR, and was ADM Spruance's flagship. She was torpedoed right at the end of the war and the Navy was so caught up in preparations for surrender that no one ever reported her overdue. of her crew of roughly 1200, 900 went into the water. After 4 days of exposure only 317 made it out.
Actually the sos call was heard and due to a clerical error it was thought to be a ruse by the Japanese and that happened prior to the surrender the Indy was delivering a top secret cargo later disclosed as little boy the bomb that ultimately was dropped on Hiroshima and that was what ended the war

Illegitimus Non Tatum Carborundum.

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