BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: A Day at the Races

Not since Doolittle led the raid on Tokyo has the U.S. had a glimpse inside Japan. On that occasion the enemy was seen running helter-skelter from a rain of bombs. Last week the U.S. Navy got a report of a peep through a periscope. The enemy was at a horse race.

It was a Sunday afternoon. Lieut. Commander Thomas Burton Klakring had run his submarine smack up to Japan's shore. Klakring raised his periscope. There was a big seaside town, a race track and a race, which "the whole town" had turned out to see. Klakring & crew placed some bets,...

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