Preserving A Symbol of Just Retribution – Part 2

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In this USN photo the USS Cavalla is shown coming into port flying the traditional home made enemy flags representing Japanese ships sunk on that patrol. I do not know what the date of the photo is or what port USS Cavalla is coming into. The second photo shows the Cavalla streaming into Pearl Harbor circa 1945.

War patrol history, flags streaming from USS Cavalla‘s (SS-244) mast.
With her wake streaming behind, the USS Cavalla (SS-244), heads into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, circa 1945.

[Images courtesy of Navsource.org.]

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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: http://charlesmccain.com/

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