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Stories of the Silent Service


Stories of the Silent Service, Chapter 1

By Peter Huoppi

WWII veteran Deen Brown twice lost his ship while he was at school.


About this project

Reporter Jennifer Grogan and multimedia director Peter Huoppi interviewed several U.S. Navy veterans who served aboard submarines during World War II. Their experiences ranged form the amusing to the terrifying, but all were unforgettable, even more than 60 years later.

Stories of the Silent Service, Chapter 2

By Peter Huoppi

WWII veteran George Jones recalls the scary moments on board a submarine.

Stories of the Silent Service, Chapter 3

By Peter Huoppi

WWII veteran William Scarano tells of a sad episode aboard his sub.

Stories of the Silent Service, Chapter 4

By Peter Huoppi

World War II veteran Warren Wildes remembers the Japanese prisoner on his submarine.


Stories of the Silent Service, Chapter 5

By Peter Huoppi

WWII veteran Ernie Plantz tells of life in a POW camp after his submarine sunk.