Wahoo Home Page Credits
I wish to acknowledge the efforts of many people without whose efforts
these web pages would not be possible.
Niece of Dudley "Mush" Morton. Mayna's memories of Mush form much of the
Harriet Morton Bradford
Widow of Mush Morton. Harriet met Morton in the 1930's in China. Harriet's
sister Jeanette was married to James Avent who was an employee of Standard
Oil in China.
Kazuo Ueda: Vice Admiral, JMSDF Navy Retired
If there is one person who is responsible more than any other of what we
know of the Wahoo's fate, it is Ueda-san. He has devoted many years
of research into the Japanese archives. During the closing days of
WWII, he was a crewman aboard a 5 man midget submarine.
Works at Merrill Lynch Japan. Takada-san has a law degree and is an experienced
researcher in Government archives. Working with Kitazawa-san, Takada-san
uncovered many documents including the two photographs of the Wahoo under
attack and much other information.
Also works at Merrill Lynch Japan. Kayoko is fluent in both Japanese
and English and has been very helpful during translations and interpretation.
Sister to Manya Avent who also contributed to the
personal information of Mush.
Satoru Saga: Ensign, Imperial Japanese Navy Retired
Along with Ueda-san, has contributed significantly to the knowledge that
we currently have about the Wahoo's final battle. A resident of Wakkanai,
Hokkaido for many decades, Saga-san knows personally many of the people
who participated in the attack on the Wahoo. He was the key person
from the Japanese side for construction of the Wahoo memorial in Wakkanai.
Along with Ueda-san, he was aboard a midget submarine during the
Yasuhiro "Tommy" Tamagawa: Captain, JMSDF Navy Retired.
Fluent in English, Tamagawa-san has been a liaison between the Japanese
and American navies since the early 1950's when he was part of a officer
exchange program and was assigned to Quantico Marine base. Tommy-san
requested early retirement when he finished his duty as the Japanese Naval
Attaché to the United States in 1974 to live in the States, and
retired as a Captain. In 1985 he was asked to become an American citizen
in order to have access to SECRET material. Until recently, he was a manager
at Lockheed Martin working on selling the AEGIS system to Japan; he retired
from Lockheed in 2001 and now works as a consultant to the U. S. Navy.
Tamagawa-san was Master of Ceremonies at the Wahoo Peace Memorial dedication
in 1995. Like Ueda-san and Saga-san, Tamagawa-san was aboard a midget
submarine during the war. He describes their assignment has a kind
of suicide mission. They were stationed in Japan inland sea to fend off
the anticipated American invasion in 1945. Fortunately for us all, the
invasion never came.
Noritaka Kitazawa: Captain, JMSDF Navy Retired
Junior to the other three and not active during WWII, he now works at the
Japan National Institute for Defense Studies. Kitazawa-san has been extremely
helpful during the Wahoo research including assistance in finding the long
lost final battle photos.
The man himself. George Logue's brother died on the Wahoo. And it was George
who 40+ years later endeavored to erect the Memorial to the Wahoo and its
victims on Japan. Along the way he encouraged the interest in many of the
people featured here.
Daughter of Dalton Keeter, who went down with the Wahoo. She provided
her father's personal diary and other photos and information.
Paul's web page, http://www.warfish.com/,
is one the primary sources of information about the Wahoo available.
A Mush Morton grand-nephew who provided a treasure trove of photos.
Son of Mayna Avent and another Mush Morton grand-newphew plus the man luckily enough to know
all these people.
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