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Story about my father's service on a sub in WWII

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:30 pm
by jctobin10
I just posted a story on my blog about my father's service on the sub USS Stingray in WWII. It's not a formal history article but does relate some incidents from his service and has some images from his scrapbook about the war.

I hope you enjoy it!

http://jctobin10.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/present/

John

Re: Story about my father's service on a sub in WWII

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:39 pm
by paulcadogan
Hi John,

Many thanks for sharing this great tribute to your father and the USS Stingray...that was a truly wonderful thing you did all those years ago!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Paul

Re: Story about my father's service on a sub in WWII

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:44 am
by jctobin10
paulcadogan wrote:Hi John,

Many thanks for sharing this great tribute to your father and the USS Stingray...that was a truly wonderful thing you did all those years ago!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Paul
Thanks, Paul, glad you enjoyed it. It was a nice way to remember my dad and the service of so many others.

Merry Christmas!

Re: Story about my father's service on a sub in WWII

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:09 pm
by Mostlyharmless
Thank you John for your posting on USS Stingray.

As reported, Stingray picked up four Japanese prisoners from a cruiser, which had been torpedoed by another submarine. The cruiser's name was Natori, which had been sunk by USS Hardhead. If you have any vouchers or book tokens left over after Christmas, you might like to get “Encounter at Sea and a Heroic Lifeboat Journey” by Ichiro Matsunaga, Gordon J. Van Wylen and Kan Sugahara. This describes the encounter and the voyage of the other survivors after Natori's sinking. Matsunaga's original Japanese text was called “The Senior Officer” as a tribute to Lt. Kobayashi Eiichi, who commanded the lifeboats.