Every word I’ve said to you was 1000% true. But for the sake of argument…
Dewey defeats monsters
Victory is within reach, despite a setback in Long Beach. Also: enter Richard Nixon.
The war in the Pacific reaches a major turning point.
The Trumble Group and Kay Hendry’s office hatch a simple plan for blowing up monsters. But will it blow up enough of them? And will it blow them up hard enough?
As the nation reels from the combined disasters surrounding San Francisco, a new president takes office and sees both gloom and points of light within it. Also, Woody Guthrie writes a song.
Once the sea creatures are in possession of San Francisco Bay, what do they want with it? CONTENT WARNING: THIS EPISODE INCLUDES AN ACT OF EXTREME SELF-HARM.
Harry Truman hoped for a decisive encounter with the sea creatures before the election. Then he got one.
Is losing a war to sea monsters a good reelection campaign strategy? Also: enter Ernest Hemingway.
Dominoes continue to fall throughout the Pacific after it becomes the sea monsters’ private lake. Also, the Navy reorganizes some deck chairs and tries out some new accessories.
After the confluence of disasters in February 1947, the American presence throughout the Pacific withers away, with catastrophic results. Can wealthy aviator Howard Hughes help?
After laying waste to the handful of ships and boats on hand to defend Pearl Harbor, the Kelp Man and a mass of sea creatures move deeper into the base.
While Operation TYPHOON had been a debacle, the Navy had thought that Adm. Halsey had at least tied down all of the major creatures for a while. The Navy was wrong.
At a high-level conference in Washington, one of America’s best-known naval warriors says he has a plan to deal with the sea monsters. Can he deliver?
Facing a de facto blockade by sea monsters, the American presence on Hawaii becomes untenable.
After President Truman insists that somebody do something about the sea monster problem, the Navy tries to do something about the sea monster problem. And Adm. Marc Mitscher and the Third Fleet learn some harsh truths in the process.
The Navy brass felt that the best thing to do with the sea monster problem was to try to sweep it under the rug. The creatures had other ideas, and it’s hard to sweep the wreckage of a major canal under a rug.
The US Navy has its first direct encounter with the sea creatures as Black Jack Kraken attacks a convoy and is driven off by the USS Dahlgren.
We begin our exploration of the US-Sea Monster Conflict with a look at the murky origins of the crisis, a rash of missing ships during the end of World War 2. Also, a short overview of the project.