Norman D. Landing in MISC MILITARIA Posted September 2 Dad was on a troop ship heading to Hawaii when they got word of the surrender. Somebody on the bridge got so excited they turned on all the ship's floodlights. Until somebody on the bridge realized they were making a perfect target for any Japanese sub that didn't get the memo, or didn't care. He said it was one of the scariest few minutes of the war in which he wasn't actually getting shot at. Except for whoever turned on the lights, nobody wanted to get torpedoed AFTER the war was over. Don't know if this really happened, but Dad liked to tell the story.