Shooting Down the Throat: Mush Morton and the USS Wahoo – Part 1

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Without a doubt, the one submarine commander who instilled aggressiveness and tenacity into the US submarine force was Dudley W. “Mush” Morton.

This assessment of America’s greatest submarine commander is from author and historian, Lt. Joel Ira Holwitt, USN, who also has the distinction of being on active duty with the US Navy Submarine Service. The quote is from Lt. Holwitt’s outstanding book, Execute Against Japan: The US Decision to Conduct Unrestricted Submarine Warfare (five stars).

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website:

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