During the period of the East China Sea operations…

During the period of the East China Sea operations the radio brought us the news of the Potsdam Declaration, the Atomic Bomb and of Russia’s entry into the war. We were back in Buckner Bay when the word came that the Japs had offered to surrender. Apparently some of the Japs didn’t get the word on the offer to surrender because practically every night we were in Buckner Bay one or two Jap planes paid us a visit. One of these dropped the torpedo that hit the battleship Pennsylvania while she was anchored only a few thousand yards from us.

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