Sgt. Mach. Karel van Dijk was on the Dutch Submarine 0 19 when it hit Ladd Reef
March 10, 2013
My name is Arris Van Dyk, I’m the son of Sgt. Mach. Karel van Dijk who was on the 0-19 when it hit Ladd Reef on July, 8, 1945!
I have the US Navy video of the rescue. I was 1yr. and 2 days old when it happened and living in Scotland with my mother. My dad died in Nov. 1999.
My wife and I have been on the USS Cod in Cleveland, Ohio a number of years ago! I wish my dad was still alive to see the Cod today. We emigrated to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from Holland in 1953. He worked for Seimens (Westinghouse) in the turbine division.
I have seen a lot of the Dutch submarine sites and my two nephews in Toronto are considering going to Ladd Reef to see what’s left of the 0-19 as they are film editor’s and cinematographer’s and are considering doing a
Thank you for your mail,
Could you please send me a copy of the US rescue movie, so we might add it to Ahoy?
Here it is: