The rescue of the surviving British and Australians from the Japanese “Rakué Maru” prison ship, which was torpedoed by the American submarine “Sealion” (SS-315).
The rescue of prisoners of war was produced by the submarines Sealion, Growler (SS-215), Queenfish (SS-393) and Barb (SS-220). In total, 159 former prisoners of war were rescued, of whom seven died during the return of submarines to their base.
Location: Pacific Ocean
Date: September 1944