Yesterday i took a little trip to pier45,here in SF. The following pictures are dedicated to the brave men of the United States Navy submarine force in World War II.
The heroic efforts of American submarines during the Pacific war is frequently overlooked and sadly understated. Military historians fully agree that the submarine campaign,ultimately helped to bring about a much swifter, and victorious conclusion to the war with Japan.
World War II submarines typically carried a crew of 70 men and 10 officers. The submarine service was a small, well trained, elite group. They represented less than two percent of all U.S. Navy personnel, and yet they were responsible for fifty-five percent of all Japanese tonnage sunk, including one third of their warships. This was not without cost, for the submarine force recorded the highest percentage of men lost in the U.S. military, 24%: more than 3500 men in 52 submarines did not return. They are said to be on eternal patrol. To this day all submariners are volunteers.USS Pampanito and her crew were successful during her 6 war patrols in the Pacific.