October 25, 1944 - Painting by Fred Freeman of Tang's crew attempting to escape the sunken submarine. Ultimately, Jesse Dasilva, Clayton Decker, Pete Narowanski, Hayes Trukke, and Ens. Henry Flanagan made it to the surface using Momsen lungs. They joined LCdr. Richard O'Kane, Floyd Caverly, and William Liebold who were swept from the bridge following the initial torpedo explosion. Lt. Lawrence Savadkin escaped from the flooded conning tower using free ascent.
November, 1944 - All Tang survivors were transported to Ofuna prison camp located at 35*20'40"N., 139*33E, two blocks south of Ofuna station within the angle formed by the railroad lines. The camp was a 180 square foot area surrounded by barbed wire 10 feet high.
April, 1945 - A group of prisoners including Floyd Caverly, Jesse Dasilva, Clay Decker, Bill Liebold, Pete Narowanski and Hayes Trukke were transferred from Ofuna to Omori, an island POW camp near Yokohama. This camp is on an artificial island east of Omori Station (35*35'N., 139*44'30"E.). It was connected to the Tokyo-Yokohama road by a wooden bridge 200 meters long.
June, 1945 - Hank Flanagan, Larry Savadkin and Dick O'Kane were transferred to Omori as well. The island was 1237' x 330'; the stockade, 500' x 300', is on the north end of the island. There were 18 buildings of wood construction in the stockade; these were surrounded by a wall three meters high. Trenches were dug to serve as air-raid shelters. Prisoners numbered 611 on February 11, 1945.
August 15, 1945 - Prisoners at Omori wave to low flying carrier aircraft from the USS Shangri-La. Containers of food were dropped to the prisoners to assist them prior to evacuation
August 29, 1945 - Naval forces arrive to expatriate the prisoners of Omori. The flags of Great Britain, Holland and the United States have been crafted to celebrate victory and liberation.
August 29, 1945 - Clay Decker of Tang (standing over the "x") cheers the arrival of allied forces. The jubilation of the prisoners was so intense the naval craft found it almost impossible to land at the piers. 
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August 30, 1945 - Aboard the USS Reeves, Captain O'Kane, despite being desperately ill, stands with USMC ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington and the CO of the ship. The field jacket hides his emaciated frame -- his weight at liberation was under 100 pounds. O'Kane was transferred immediately to the hospital ship Benevolence where a medical assessment rated his odds of survival at 50-50. He slowly recovered from a life threatening fever, malnutrition, dysentery and jaundice.