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Friday
06
APR

USS Pickerel Special Event

19:00
19:00
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Honoring the sacrifice made by the men lost in the USS Pickerel (SS-177), 75 years ago this week during WWII.
The Pickerel was reported off Shiramuka Lighthouse on northern Honshū on 3 April 1943. A Japanese naval aircraft first bombed an unidentified submarine, then directed Shiragami and Bunzan Maru to the spot, where they dropped twenty-six depth charges. A large oil patch then surfaced. It is believed that this was the USS Pickerel.
We remain indebted to these and all the other men that gave the ultimate sacrifice during WWII.