Reblog: USS Barb – SS-220

Have you ever heard of a submarine blowing up a railroad train?  If you are a literalist like me, you may be wondering how a sub got its torpedo out of the water and upon a track.

Youtube re-enactment of the Barb blowing up the train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywf8iwmCyMQ

GP Cox of Pacific Paratrooper describes the last war mission of the USS Barb and how the captain figured out how to use a submarine’s weapons in the only landbased battle on Japanese home soil.

via USS Barb – SS-220

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