Roy Christensen Didn’t Know WWII Was Ending Until Days Later

White Daisy Flower.

Posted: October 8, 2018

By the time the Potsdam Declaration called for the surrender of Japanese armed forces on July 26, 1945, most allied soldiers knew World War II was coming to an end. But that message didn’t reach Holly Creek resident Roy Christensen until days later. That’s because he and the rest of the crew on the USS Raton submarine were deep underwater in the Pacific Ocean.

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This story first aired on Colorado Public Radio on September 25, 2018. It’s copyrighted and used by permission.

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