Friday, March 22, 2013

HMS Peterel

One of the first combat actions of the Pacific War following Pearl Harbor.
Japanese cruiser IDZUMO threatened ship at Shanghai.
HMS Peterel crew not surrendered and the IDZUMO sank HMS Peterel
There's also the Japanese felt the first losses by Allied . The 21-year-old Jim Mariner was first to fire back with a machine gun and a number of Japanese were killed in the ensuing firefight.