USS Barb rescue of Rakuyo Maru men

The following is one story of USS Barb – Barb was one of the submarines to attack the convoy with ‘Rakuyo’ Maru – the submarine received an urgent call from ‘Pampanito’ which had returned to the location of the convoy attack several days earlier – Panpanito had found Allied POWs alive on floating rafts four days later.

Amongst those POWs ‘Barb’ picked up was Doug Hampson of 2/4th.

 

From Beattie Collection – Daily News 28 Jan 1980.  Doug Hampson was a mate of Joe Beattie,.