Researchers in Hawaii find lost Japanese WWII mega-sub

The stories have been nothing new, but to actually find one drives up the interest level profoundly. Some years ago, the I-401 was found. The Panama Canal was to be bombed and destroyed by one or more in this series of subs, thus making it impossible for American warships to enter the Pacific, which could’ve changed the tide in the war. Both the I-400 and 401 missions were put to a halt at the last minute via surrenduring when America dropped the nuclear bombs on Imperial Japan and broke their will to fight.

For additional and thorough background information on the I-400, click on the following worthwhile link: The Transpacific Voyagee of H.I.J.M.S. I-400

(CNN) — Researchers in Hawaii have found a mammoth World War II-era Japanese submarine scuttled by the U.S. Navy in 1946 to keep its advanced technology out of the hands of the Soviet Union.

The Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory at the University of Hawaii discovered the I-400 in 2,300 feet of water off the southwest coast of Oahu, according the school. Continue reading

China, US armies to begin joint disaster exercise

Specifics of the exercise scenario starting Tuesday have not been publicly released. U.S. Army Pacific officials have only described it as a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation requiring U.S. and China military cooperation in a fictional third country.

On Thursday, U.S. and Chinese soldiers will train in a field exercise at Bellows Air Force Base, on a Marine Corps training area on the east side of Oahu. Continue reading