Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Oddities of Life ... and Death

From today's Daily Breeze -- "Sunken German U-Boat is found off Massachusetts" and the article goes on to detail how it was found in waters off of Nantucket.  Of note to Richie, self and the Thursday Writers was this:

""On April 16, 1944, the U-550 torpedoed the gasoline tanker USS Pan Pennsylvania.  The USS JOYCE saw it on sonar and severly damaged it by dropping depth charges.  The Germans, forced to surrender, manned their deck guns ...The third escort, the USS PETERSON then hit the U-boat with two more depth charges.  The crew abandoned the submarine, left."

JOYCE PETERSON was an adored member of the South Bay Writers Workshop.  She died at 12:45 a.m., July 25th, 2012, aged 94.  Her funeral rites will be conducted next Wednesday (viewing) and Thursday (funeral.)

h/t Richie Murphy

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