Much of what we know about Mush Morton comes from a book I have used as a source for the posts on Morton, Wahoo: The Patrols of America’s Most Famous WWII Submarine, (three stars) a memoir written by Richard O’Kane, executive officer of the USS Wahoo and later the commander of the USS Tang. O’Kane made five war patrols on the Wahoo, the last three under Morton. I rate this book three stars because much of it is repetitive account of sinking Japanese ships and these accounts do not differ very much. The worth of the book is in its portrayal of Dudley “Mush” Morton and even though I have rated it three stars, I would say that if you want to be well read in the history of the US Navy submarine campaign against Japan this is a must read book.
[Image courtesy of the Department of the Navy – Naval Historical Center.]