James McGinnes Mines Japanese Cruiser, Awarded VC 1945

#OnThisDay 1945 James McGinnes, a diver from Belfast, left the midget submarine XE3 & attached a limpet mine to Japanese cruiser Takao. 30 mins later, he returned to his sub & then volunteered to remove faulty mines. For this he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

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