Friday, August 13, 2010

In Memoriam - USS Flier (SS-250) - Sunk 13 August, 1944

USS Flier (SS-250) sank on her 2nd War Patrol when she struck a Japanese mine while transiting the Balabac Strait between the Philippines and Malaysia. She sank immediately, but eight survivors were able to reach shore, and were rescused by USS Redfin (SS-272).

Flier's wreck was located in 330 feet of water in 2009 and confirmed by the Navy earlier this year.

Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Navy History and Heritage Command, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC.


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