A WWII Submarine Finally Comes Home


And then, an extraordinary thing happened. War records showed that on Oct. 11, 1943, at 9:20 in the morning, an American submarine had been fired upon in the La Perouse Strait.

A Russian expedition came to the strait in August 2006. And there, in 200 feet of water, they found the wreck of a submarine.

Three weeks ago, the U.S. Navy confirmed it is most likely that of the USS Wahoo.

"I'm not sure I'll ever get over his loss," said Morton, the skipper's son. "Maybe through finding the Wahoo, we'll solve that, but I'm not sure that it will.

"It's just nice that there's a place now," he said. "I'm glad it was found."

I asked Logue how he thought his brother should be remembered.

"He should be remembered as a real, true American hero," he said. "A guy who went through four years of submarine warfare and then volunteered to go on another trip.

"I'll never forget about Bobby. You know, I still think about him a lot."

Logue's eyes moistened. He gestured to the hills out the window. "But my brother loved this place up here. This is being close to him."

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