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Thanks Jacques

June 15 2015 at 8:31 PM
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Response to Still nothing new.


It would still be good - to rule out any mention of Bali and ship names, etc - to have Commander Moerman's report, because he would surely have pressed for more detail as Jacques suggests.

Note that there are three IJN vesses involved: the "DD" committing the crime, the vessel that picks up Meijer and the vessel to which he is transferred (the one with the Pope survivors). The latter can be easily identified as a DD):

(from wiki)On March 2, 1942, Ikazuchi rescued 442 survivors from the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Encounter (H10) and United States Navy destroyer USS Pope (DD-225). These ships had been sunk the previous day in the Second Battle of the Java Sea, along with HMS Exeter (68), in the Java Sea between Java and Borneo, off Surabaya. The survivors had been adrift for some 20 hours, in rafts and lifejackets or clinging to floats, many coated in oil and unable to see. Among the rescued was Sir Sam Falle, later a British diplomat.[8] This humanitarian decision by Lieutenant Commander Shunsaku Kudō placed Ikazuchi at risk of submarine attack, and interfered with her fighting ability due to the sheer numbers of rescued sailors. The action was later the subject of a book[9][10] and a 2007 TV programme.[11][12][13]

Due to this humanitarian act we could conclude that the Ikazuchi was not the ship that committed the crime.

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  • Well, AGAIN, I owe you a BIG thankyou Jacques....... - KevinD on Jun 16, 2015, 1:55 AM
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