Army & Navy - Record

When the Japs struck Pearl Harbor, handsome Willis Manning Thomas had a staff job. More than anything else then he wanted to get into action in his branch of the service—the submarines. Tommy got his wish, became commanding officer of the submarine Pompano, on which he had served before as executive. Tommy said good-by to his wife and two daughters and was off across the Pacific to the hunting grounds around Japan.

The Pompano already had a great record. Commander L. S. Parks, her skipper in the early days of the war, had won the Navy Cross and a...

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