Edgardo A. Dell'Elicine, 74 years oldo, retired merchant navy captain, civilian.
I was captain of the "Rio Carcara?a" ship. On may 16th we noticed that for the first time in a long time the sky was clear. I told my crew that they should get ready, and that they should move to starboard and not to port. It was my guess: that the enemy was going to attack with the sun on the back of the airplanes. So at turn port, the ship looked like a strainer, fulled with holes. Luckily it didn't got to the other side, otherwise I wouldnt be here today. The ship received a medal... it was absurd, it was like giving a medal to the butt of a soldiers rifle."