Alex Kershaw “Escape From the Deep”
June 15th, 2008
The USS Tang was America’s deadliest submarine in the Pacific Ocean in 1944. Tang and her crew sank 31 enemy ships and damaged two more in a career that lasted less than a year. On its last mission, in October 1944, the Tang’s last torpedo malfunctioned, turning back in the water and destroying the sub.
Half the crew was killed instantly. The survivors fought to stay alive 180 feet underwater. Ultimately just nine of the original 80-man crew made it out, where they were “rescued” by the Japanese, and taken to the infamous “Torture Farm.” Their heartstopping story is now told in Alex Kershaw‘s book “Escape From the Deep.”
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