Saturday, August 23, 2014

Last Sailing Ship Battle During World War II

A  reader brought to my attention this news coverage of what appears to be the last battle betwen sailing ships just after the end of World War II.  U.S military personel commandeered and armed  a couple of Chinese junks for transport, and ran into another junk commandeered by Japanese Naval officers.

1 comment:

Kukulkan said...

Thanks for the link. Saw several interesting stories. A flag that flew over Pearl Harbor on the day of the Dec. 7 attack was later flown at a Japanese memorial celebrating the attack on Pearl Harbor. Also, the recovery of the remains of 3 of Col. Doolittle's raiders, who had been executed by the Japanese.