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Operation Rising Sun: The Sinking of Japan's Secret Submarine I-52

Operation Rising Sun: The Sinking of Japan's Secret Submarine I-52

by David W. Jourdan, James P. Delgado
Operation Rising Sun: The Sinking of Japan's Secret Submarine I-52

Operation Rising Sun: The Sinking of Japan's Secret Submarine I-52

by David W. Jourdan, James P. Delgado

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Overview

In 1944 Allied codebreakers learned the Imperial Japanese Navy had dispatched the cargo submarine I-52 to occupied France with tons of military supplies and payment—in gold—for German assistance. I-52 undertook the mission as part of the Yanagi missions, a military program meant to alleviate Japan’s desperate need for military material and technical knowledge. After tracking I-52 from Asia to the Atlantic, the Allies destroyed the vessel in a battle that ended the Yanagi missions and left I-52 an unlikely treasure ship on the seafloor.

David W. Jourdan adds to the history of I-52 with a spellbinding account of his efforts to find the sunken submarine. One of the first joint American-Russian research expeditions, the search for the wreck combined a team effort, exhaustive detective work, and a dramatic battle with the sea. The effort paid off when the group found I-52’s nearly intact hull three miles down. The expedition also earned an unexpected historical dividend when it uncovered one-of-a-kind recordings of American Avenger torpedo bomber attacks on an enemy submarine.

Part war tale and part seagoing adventure, Operation Rising Sun tells the story of the two very different missions to find submarine I-52.
 


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640123205
Publisher: Potomac Books
Publication date: 06/01/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

David W. Jourdan is president of Nauticos, a company devoted to deep-sea exploration. He and his Nauticos team are responsible for the discovery of the Japanese World War II submarine I-52 in the Atlantic. He is the author of several books, including The Search for the Japanese Fleet: USS Nautilus and the Battle of Midway (Potomac Books, 2015) and The Deep Sea Quest for Amelia Earhart. James P. Delgado is a maritime archaeologist, explorer, and writer. He has investigated more than one hundred shipwrecks and is the author of Silent Killers: Submarines and Underwater Warfare.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
Prologue
1. Dream Scenario
2. Convergence
3. ULTRA
4. Encounter
5. Voyage of Discovery
6. Resurrecting the Past
7. Three Miles Down
8. History Revealed
Epilogue
Appendix A: Treasure on the Seafloor
Appendix B: Sinking of I-52
Appendix C: Flight of the Avenger
Appendix D: The Explorers
Bibliography
Index

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