1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 22, 2021 10:10 AM by Legislative Archives

    Did Congressman Andrew May's loose lips ever sink ships during WWII?

    Megan Zagone Newbie

      Supposedly, Congressman Andrew May from Kentucky toured the pacific fleet in 1943 and gave a press conference in June of 1943 where he told the reporters that US subs were not often hit by the Japanese depth charges, because they were set too shallowly.  Vice Admiral Lockwood, commander of the U.S. submarine fleet in the Pacific, estimated that May's security breach cost the United States Navy as many as ten submarines and 800 crewmen killed in action.

       

      I am looking for any newspaper article from 1943 covering Congressman May's breech of classified information.