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Veterans Radio-24 March 2012-Typhoon Cobra

Veterans Radio-24 March 2012-Typhoon Cobra

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Published by: Matthew X. Hauser on Mar 23, 2012
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Saturday 24 March 2012

9:00-10:00 AM Eastern www.veteransradio.net

Encore Presentation
(First Broadcast 19 June 2010)

Surviving Typhoon Cobra-1944
Typhoon Cobra in WWII sunk three United States Destroyers, the Hull, Monaghan and Spence. It took the lives of more than 800 sailors. Only the heroics of the commanders and crew of ships such as the destroyer Dewey, which rescued men in the water despite the darkness of night and the worst typhoon to ever hit a fleet. The Dewey recorded possibly the lowest barometric pressure ever, 27.30 inches, and rolled close to 90-degrees, more than any other ship known to history that still recovered. This was one of our late partner’s favorite programs Hosted by Gary Lillie with his guests, Charles Raymond Calhoun, the captain of the Dewey, and sailor Murl Eastman, who worked below-decks. During the typhoon the captain gripped a vertical pipe that became horizontal as the ship rolled, looking between his feet at the ocean below, while down below, Eastman and his fellow crewmembers walked on the bulkheads (walls), as the deck became vertical.

All Gave Some. Some Gave All. Always Remember www.VeteransRadio.net

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