Sunday, July 15 at 3 p.m. ET!
Hosted by Oliver North
The devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 killed 2400 Americans and sent much of the Pacific fleet to the bottom of the harbor. Ships like the USS Arizona and the Oklahoma became tombs. But the Japanese attack missed four fleet submarines, vessels that would help sink the Empire of the Rising Sun.
In this exciting episode of “War Stories with Oliver North,” we’ll take you beneath the sea to pay tribute to the heroes of the “Silent Service.” You’ll meet men who endured the hell of depth charge attacks. You’ll also hear some humorous and unusual stories of life aboard a cramped submarine. And you’ll meet Lt. Charles Rush who was awarded the Navy Cross nearly 60 years after his heroic actions aboard the USS Billfish.
Of their achievement, Admiral Chester Nimitz said, "we shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the lines against the enemy while our fleets replaced losses and repaired wounds." With just two percent of the Navy's personnel, America’s submariners sank over half of the Japanese ships destroyed during World War II. But their success came at a horrible price; one out of every five submariners never came home.
Staff for this episode:
Executive Producer: Pamela K. Browne
Produced and Written by: Martin Hinton and Steven Tierney
Editor: Eddie Montague
Designer: Yong Kim