This Day in History: Survivors of USS Indianapolis rescued from the ocean

On this day in 1945, the last survivors of the USS Indianapolis are pulled from the Pacific Ocean. They’d been there since a Japanese submarine had torpedoed and sunk Indianapolis on July 30. They had just finished delivering parts for the Little Boy atomic bomb to American bombers! Now, because of communication gaffes, their ship […]

This Day in History: USS Indianapolis is sunk by Japanese torpedoes

On this day in 1945, the USS Indianapolis travels from Guam toward the Leyte Gulf in the Philippines. Unfortunately, Indianapolis would never arrive at its destination. Instead, it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes. There was just one silver lining to the tragedy. Indianapolis had already performed the most important part of its mission: It had […]

A Rush to Rescue USS Squalus

I am reposting a two-part story that appeared on my Facebook page on May 23 and 24.  I hope everyone enjoys the story! On this day in 1939 [May 23], a Sargo-class submarine sinks during a deep dive. No submarine crew had ever been rescued once they’d sunk below 20 feet! Would the crew of […]