Friday WWII Flix: “The Wackiest Ship in the Army”

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(See my other WWII  related posts) – A few weeks back I pulled out this old movie from my collection “The Wackiest Ship in the Army”. It came out in 1960 and the synopsis per IMDB:

During WW2, Lt. Rip Crandall, who was a yachtsman before the war, takes command of the USS Echo, a sailing ship, for a secret mission in waters patrolled by Japanese warships.

This is a little different for a WWII movie in that it is as much a comedy as it is a drama about the war. I have seen this movie a few times and I still like it. On IMDB it has a rating of 6.3/10.


If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these three pages of interest. 

The  World War II Sources” page is a constantly growing collection of more than 320 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II era in history.

The “World War II Timeline” page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.

The “About WWII” page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII.

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