Search and Recovery Mission 'I-52'
Operation Raising Sun
loss of the "I-52"
In April of 1944, the Axis empire was surrounded. Faced with a tightening naval and air blockade, and in desperate need of war materials, the Nazis sought every means to exchange supplies and information with their Japanese partners.
The Japanese, in turn, were in need of technology and instruments, manufactured in Germany, for which they were willing to pay dearly. These commodities were traded through the only means left: with specially-built, huge cargo carrying submarines.
In this context, the Japanese I-52 began her maiden voyage, destined to end at the bottom of the Atlantic...
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1-What are the secret documents telling about?
2-On I-52 where they are storaged?
3-Can anyone give the entire crew list of I-52 ?
İ need every detail anyone can give me :D.Thanks
i know so much about the Japanese I-52 since it belonged to the friend of my great great grandfather. I'm not aware of his name but I know that he was a loyal man. He was also part of a shipwreck in Japan near the Shiyon Harbour. It's a very small suburb so it may not be known to many. My mother has told me lots about the shipwreck and how my great great grandfather just couldn't survive. This I-52 is very familiar and my family knows lots about it due to the fact that we were very close to the owner. We are trying to find pictures of this incident but yet we haven't found any, we will keep trying and when we do I am sure to post it here so that everyone can see what a tragic it was.
Lots of love and sincerity,
My wife and I were an initial investor in the first Salvage attempt. I have been monitoring the progress since that trip and NGE coverage in 1999.
Is the venture still in the works, or is my investment a wash. I have heard so many stories and I just wanted a clarification.
Good luck on the next expedition. My wife's Father is William "Flash" Gordon. He is 88 now and doing ok for his age.
William and Leigh Esmonde
2405 Huntclub Rd
Sumter, SC 29154
Operation Rising Sun