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  1. #1 The Sub That Sank a Train 
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    well not literally. but the USS Barb (SS-220) was credited with blowing one up when a shore party was dispacted to blow up railroad tracks and got a train as a bonus.

    Barb was sent to the U.S. for a yard overhaul and alterations, which included the installation of 5 in (130 mm) rocket launchers at the Captain's request. Returning to the Pacific, she commenced her 12th and final patrol on 8 June. This patrol was conducted along the coasts of the Sea of Okhotsk. For the first time in submarine warfare, Barb successfully employed rockets, against the towns of Shari, Hokkaido; Shikuka, Kashiho; and Shiritoru on Karafuto. She also bombarded the town of Kaihyo To with her regular armament, destroying 60 percent of the town. She next landed a party of carefully selected crew members who blew up a railroad train. This is notable as the only ground combat operation that took place on the Japanese home islands.



    its at the very bottom center. you can see it better in the story: http://www.bluehawksofhal-5.org/news...0BarbSS220.htm
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    I love that world war two boats were named after fish.

    Interesting story.
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    52 US subs never made it home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post
    52 US subs never made it home.
    Amazing. They did a lot of damage to the Japanese supply lines and surface fleet.

    My hat's off to the ones who sailed them.
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    Find'em Chase'em Sink'em

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    did you take the tour??? I got to tour the USS Drum (SS-228) a gato class in mobile ala. it was like going inside of a sardine can !!!! small and cramped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    We have a WWII sub here in Pittsburgh as well :)
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    Come aboard to learn how 80 men used their expertise, humor and sheer ingenuity to carve out a rough and adventurous life during Requin’s lengthy defense and scientific missions, some of which are still classified to this day! State-of-the-art and battle ready when she set out just days before the end of World War II, USS Requin holds the distinction of being the Navy’s first Radar Picket submarine.
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    a lot of flyers owe those crews they're lives. including GWB senior who was picked up by a sub and rescued from from capture during the Iwo Jima campaign. on chi chi Jima. the Jap OIC there was arrested for eating the livers of US pilots.
    also they picked up a lot of downed B-29 crews that were forced to ditch because of empty fuel tanks or battle damage. the subs set up a picket line from Tinian almost to the empire. but by that time in the war these subs had little or nothing left to shoot at
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