This day in Submarine History

27 January 1951 – Release date for “Operation Pacific” starring John Wayne, and the ever present Ward Bond. Some notable moments are when the ‘Thunderfish’ trades movies with another boat and is asked if their movie is any good the reply is ‘it’s good for credit on your hacker card.’ In another scene Wayne asks another officer why he’s not watching the movie (Destination Tokyo), the answer, ‘It’s amazing what Hollywood can do with a submarine’. And then there’s Wayne’s character delivering a nice nod to Navy Chiefs.