By Richard N. Billings
In June, 1944, U.S. military warplanes sank a jap submarine referred to as the I-52 within the Atlantic, an occasion of large strategic value. For the I-52 was once to come to Japan with the deadly materials of a doomsday weapon-the radiological bomb-which remained a central authority mystery for years.
The I-52's resting position turned public in 1995. writer Richard N. Billings labored with Paul Tidwell-who came across the I-52 and is trying to salvage its worthwhile gold cargo-in bringing this long-classified project to mild. ultimately, this is often the tale of the way the I-52 challenge can have stimulated President Truman's choice to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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