Thursday, May 2, 2013

Two Kitsap Pearl Harbor Survivors Die-- Part 2

Don Greem was a shipfitter on the USS Pyro, an ammunition ship in West Loch Depot, about a half mile from Battleship Row.  He was 19-years-old and manned a gun and began firing.

A Japanese dive bomber released a bomb that landed on the dock, just twelve feet from his ship.  It penetrated the concrete and exploded underneath, jarring the Pyro (some name for a ship) but didn't set off the ammunition the ship had. 

The Pyro suffered no damage and is credited with damaging one enemy plane.

That Was a VERY CLOSE Call.  --GreGen

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