On December 25, 1943, USS Gurnard (SS 254) snuck into Tokyo Bay where the crew took a photo of Mount Fuji through the periscope. The crew then had Christmas dinner as the Imperial Japanese Navy patrolled above them. Submariners are a different breed.
Photo taken through the periscope of Mount Fuji (Fujiyama in Japanese) on Christmas Day 1943 from Gurnard (SS-254)submerged in Tokyo Bay. Very risky photography, given the proximity to major Imperial Japanese forces at that time.
24 December 2022 at 15:22
8 years after this iconic photo, my family & I drove my Dad’s 1949 Plymouth up Mt. Fuji. We were part of the Occupation Forces (yes, Occupation was over by then, but forgot what they called it then). Merry Christmas.
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