Friday, April 22, 2011

In Memoriam - USS Grenadier (SS-210) - Scuttled 22 April 1943

While patrolling the Indian Ocean, USS Grenadier (SS-210), was badly damaged by a Japanese air attack. Her crew attempted to make repairs, but were forced to scuttle the submarine when Japanese ships closed in.

Grenadier was lost on her sixth war patrol.

Her entire crew was captured. Four men died as prisoners of war.

Additional information and photographs can be found at the Naval Historical Center website.

Patch from the AIMM collection, donated by Sue McLaughlin. This is one of the many patches and other insignia designed by employees of the Disney company during World War II. Over 1,200 insignia were designed for Army Air Corps units alone...


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