The Submarine that Sank a Train: the U.S.S. Barb
Posted 05 December 2018 - 06:10 PM
Posted 05 December 2018 - 08:02 PM
One of my favorite bits of naval trivia is in regard to my fathers Battleship, the USS MISSISSIPPI.
She is the only USN ship with a Castle on her tote board, racked up for destroying Shuri Castle on Okinawa in 1945
Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:31 AM
Eugene Fluckey was a great commander and leader when he skippered the Barb in WWII. I've always wished that Hollywood would do a movie about him as reality would far outstrip fantasy in his story.
Forum member Dave used to have one of Fluckey's uniforms. I don't know if he still does or not, but the uniform is posted here on the forum.
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