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Happy B-day Submarine Force

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by 635 G, May 11, 2012.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Today April 11, is the Birthday of the US Submarine Force. To all who were not "Boat Sailors" check out these stats:
    1) The Submarine force in WWll was 1.6% of the Navy
    2) sank 30% of Jap Naval vessels
    3) sank 60% of Jap merchant marine vessels
    4)had the highest loss rate of any US service 22%

    Prayers offered & bells tolled for my brother Submariners (52 boats) still on eternal patrol.

    Phil Berkowitz ICC(SS) USNR-R
     
  2. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    My hat is off to anyone who could do that job.
     
  3. cubancigar2000

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    You have my respect Phil, always have. As a Marine I know well what the Subbers did
     
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    Glad you guys were there to do what you did, hats off
     
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  6. southjblue

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    My best to all----My service was on the Bon Home Richard (cva31) Radio man Special ops---Did many ops with the subs---They were the best---

    ... .-.. . . .--. .-- . .-.. .-.. That's in code---They know what it means----

    George@SJB
     
  7. slide action

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    A Salute to you all from an old Air Force Retiree
     
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