United States Navy Commander Hiram Cassedy (left) and Japanese Navy Commander Toshio Kusaka (center) on the deck of the Japanese submarine I-400 alongside USS Proteus, Sagami Bay, Japan, 28 Aug 1945.

Caption     United States Navy Commander Hiram Cassedy (left) and Japanese Navy Commander Toshio Kusaka (center) on the deck of the Japanese submarine I-400 alongside USS Proteus, Sagami Bay, Japan, 28 Aug 1945. ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-389683
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Photos on Same Day 28 Aug 1945
Photos at Same Place Sagami Bay, Japan
Added By David Stubblebine

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
24 Sep 2019 10:47:30 PM

Cdr Kusaka was the commanding officer of I-400 and surrendered the boat to the US Navy on 27 Aug 1945 northeast of Japan. Cdr Cassidy, former commanding officer of the submarine USS Tigrone, commanded the prize crew that took possession of I-400 on the high seas and sailed her to Sagami Bay. Also seen is Japanese Navy Lt Motoki Hijmn who is acting as interpreter (with binoculars).
2. Jeffery Scism says:
6 Aug 2022 04:55:45 AM

The officer on the far right is Admiral Allen Rockwell McCann freshly assigned as Comsubpac
3. Anonymous says:
1 Nov 2022 09:33:06 PM

The Japanese commander looks like one tough sailor.
4. Anonymous says:
7 Nov 2022 01:37:39 AM

Cdr Hiram Cassedy's name is misspelled. Should be with an "e", not an "i".
(I am his first cousin once removed.)
5. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
7 Nov 2022 07:40:37 AM

To anonymous of 7 Nov 2022, the spelling of the name has been updated, thank you for pointing this out.
6. Anonymous says:
28 Mar 2023 06:41:34 PM

I wish I knew why this Japanese
officer took my father with three others aboard his submarine in 1944. I thought his name was Tanaka.

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