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Old 12-07-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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70 years later - never forget. RIP to those who lost their lives that day <salute>

I have read in several books that the Japanese midget submarine that was found in the Keehi Lagoon next to Honolulu Intl. Airport in 1960 showed signs that it's 2 member crew were able to escape the submarine after they set the scuttling charges.

What happened to the 2 crewmembers? Did they drown while swimming to shore? Did they actually make it ashore and blend into Honolulu's large Japanese-American population?
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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Makes you wonder what Japan was thinking when they launched the opperation...Were they really serious that they could take on the American giant and win? It all ended badly with the self sophisticated Japan having to hold the burden of being sadistic war crimminals..who finally had to have their feet put to the nuclear fire in order for them to see the light...I would say the crew of the sub..swan ashore...If I were them...I would swim for hours towards land and I would surive the war...would make a great film script...from the point of a Japanese naval guy behind enemy lines for the duration of the war eating burgers and explaining to the authroities that he was pure bred Hawian and did not belong in the interment camp.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Makes you wonder what Japan was thinking when they launched the opperation...Were they really serious that they could take on the American giant and win?

I know of some amatuer airline pilots who tried the same thing.

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