Wahoo Home Page Credits

I wish to acknowledge the efforts of many people without whose efforts these web pages would not be possible.

Manya Avent

Niece of Dudley "Mush" Morton. Mayna's memories of Mush form much of the personal notes.

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.

Keiko Takada

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.

Kayoko Itoh

Also works at Merrill Lynch Japan.  Kayoko is fluent in both Japanese and English and has been very helpful during translations and interpretation.

Jackie Avent

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 war.

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.

George Logue

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.

Elena Carignan

Daughter of Dalton Keeter, who went down with the Wahoo.  She provided her father's personal diary and other photos and information.

Paul Croizer

Paul's web page, http://www.warfish.com/, is one the primary sources of information about the Wahoo available.

Frank Avent

A Mush Morton grand-nephew who provided a treasure trove of photos.

Bryan MacKinnon

Son of Mayna Avent and another Mush Morton grand-newphew plus the man luckily enough to know all these people.

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