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October 23, 2014

Military Trivia

by dianeshort2014

bowfinThe “sinking” of a truck in “Operation Petticoat” was inspired by real incident that happened in 1944. On August 9th, USS Bowfin (SS-287) followed four ships into Minami Daito Harbour. As she fired her six bow torpedoes at the moored ships, hitting three and sinking two of them, one torpedo went astray and hit a pier. A bus parked on it was blown up and thrown into the water by the explosion.

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