Tall, breezy Carl Wakefield, San Francisco adman, sat down fuming and circularized Vice Admiral John Greenslade, Lieut. General John L. De Witt and Coast Guard Commander Roderick Patch: "Fifty-thousand Japanese parachutists could have landed on San Pablo Bay on that night, and a clear night it was, without detection."

That night, Wakefield boarded a 43-ft. schooner for an overnight fishing trip. After dinner his daughter Pamela clambered into the dinghy and accidentally cast herself adrift without oars. Wakefield hauled up anchor and sailed after the girl but only went hard aground. The dinghy drifted on into a marsh while Wakefield frantically...

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