In 1943, WWII destroyer O’Bannon found …

destroyer-O'BannonIn 1943, WWII destroyer O’Bannon found itself too close to a surfaced Japanese submarine to aim its guns. The sub ended up too close to the destroyer to allow it to depress its guns at a low enough angle to hit the sub. The sailors on that side near the sub’s deck gun didn’t have sidearms. What they did have was a pot full of potatoes. US Sailors saved the ship by throwing potatoes at the Japanese crew running to the sub’s deck gun.

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