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By Kate Radford
Contributing Writer 

Veteran Highlight: Harry Arvidson

 

November 19, 2020

Roger Dey

Harry Arvidson discusses his experience on the I-400 Japanese super sub at the end of WWII with a Japanese TV production crew who visited him in 2015.

Harry Arvidson was a Navy submariner during World War II and was part of the crew to which the Japanese "super submarine" I-400 surrendered at the end of the war.

"I went in the service in July of 1942. We had gotten into the war on Dec 7 of '41, and I was just turning 17 and so I was going to have to register for the draft, and I didn't want to go into the Army, so I joined the Navy," said Ar...



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