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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Submarine mystery


The USS Grunion, an American submarine, disappeared in July 1942 while patrolling the seas between Alaska and Japan.

Mannert L. "Jim" Abele was the skipper. He left behind three sons in Newton.

Now the 60-year-old mystery may be close to being solved, Globe West's Ralph Ranalli writes in a front-page story today.

"This has been a very emotional thing for a lot of us," said John Abele, one of the skipper's three sons. Abele is the founder of Natick-based Boston Scientific Corp.


(Mannert L. "Jim" Abele and the USS Grunion, US Navy photo)

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