Ocean explorer discovers 5 sunken WWII subs, giving closure to hundreds of families – NBC News May 27, 2021

I saw this on NBC News recently – Ocean explorer discovers 5 sunken WWII subs, giving closure to hundreds of families: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/ocean-explorer-hailed-finding-5-navy-submarines-sank-world-war-n1268674. Slightly longer article, but here are some basics.

By Anna Schecter and Rich Schapiro May 27, 2021

Since she was a young girl, Helen Cashell Baldwin had been haunted by the mystery of what happened to the doomed Navy submarine USS R-12.

Baldwin’s father, Fredrick Edward Cashell, and 41 other men died in June 1943 when the submarine sank off the Florida Keys during a World War II training exercise. The R-12 could not be found, and as Baldwin went from an 8-year-old girl to a 75-year-old woman, she all but lost hope that it would ever be discovered.



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