Tribute to WWII U.S. Submarines

During WWII U.S. Navy submarines accounted for over half the total ships sunk of the opposing forces. One of the Google Earth forum moderators put together an excellent tribute in the form of a well-constructed Google Earth file which marks the location of 52 U.S. submarines which sunk in the act of duty during the war. Each placemark was carefully researched and provides details about the ship, photos, and a list of the men who were lost.
The author of this GE File is known as “Chief_Sparky, EMC(SS) USN, ret.”. Here is the post where he released this collection. He obviously has a personal as well as historical interest in this information. And as one of Google Earth forum moderators he was well positioned to do such an excellent job.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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