Dudley Morton: The WWII Submarine Ace Who Sank 19 Japanese Ships

In the Pacific Theater, Lieutenant Commander Dudley “Mush” Morton had one position toward Imperial Japan: destroy them. (After all, his motto was “shoot the sons of b****es”). The submarine commander served in the US Navy during World War II. He commanded the USS Wahoo (SS-238), which was one of the most-celebrated submarines of the war. It sank at least 19 Japanese ships – more than any other at the time.


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Morton was regarded as one of the toughest and most efficient American men on the high seas during the war. He became one of the war’s greatest stars, but, in 1943, both Morton and the Wahoo disappeared. He has legally declared deceased some three years later.

This is his story…

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