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Tom Bowser
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« on: November 12, 2009, 06:06:40 AM »

I was rereading the patrol reports and found a reference on the 2nd patrol about carring and firing MK XV torpedoes. At first I thought it was a misprint but they stated they had them in the after tubes and fired them at a target to use them up. The MK XV is 24' and I wonder if they could have had a MK XIV war head on them so they would fit the tubes. Does any one else have a record or knowledge of this for their boat?

Yesterday the New curator, Shea, found a flag on the battleship and a letter. The flag had ben flown on the Drum in 1945 when it left Hunters point to go back to the war, the date on the flag is 1944. It had been donated in 1980 and never put out. Shea is going to get it cleaned and we will display it.
Karen D.
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2009, 04:15:22 PM »

Nice find on the flag! Very cool!

I love finding random historical material. A few years ago one of our volunteers found a 20 mm shell lodged somewhere in the superstructure. The shell some how survived the war, sandblasting, repainting, etc and was found 60 years later!
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