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Hunt closes in on sunken World War II submarine

August 24, 2007


(U.S. Navy photo)

The Grunion was part of the effort against Japanese forces when it disappeared in July 1942 near Alaska with 70 men on board, including Byron Traviss of Detroit. His family lived on Tireman.

A year ago, sons of the submarine commander began a search, using the ship Aquila. This week they reported finding the sub.

August 24, 2007

The USS Grunion submarine, sunk during World War II with 70 men on board, including one from Detroit, may have been found this week in the depths of the ocean off the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.

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