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November 15, 1943

The expected sight brought us relief – the largest sub in the world. Enroute to the pier, we grounded but by blowing down the aft we floated clear and tied up at the pier. The only case in our history where one of the naval craft moored at a pier in enemy occupied area…. The job was done but the mental strain had been terrific… Sandwiches and coffee in the ward room. Letter from home with pictures of Mary and the girls. Gee, I was homesick…

In the forward torpedo room, Steven solemnly bit into his first pieces of bread. ‘Cake mommy,’ he said.

Kangleon and Ingeniero were much impressed by their visit to sub. Now to send them home with some supplies will complete their trip and cement their loyalty.