On this day in 1941, Dad was still aboard the Kamakura Maru en route to Honolulu. His family had no choice but to remain in Novgorod. He was safe for now.
I found a newspaper article, which stated that the ship carried much more than the passengers and crew. This ship, which left from Japan, carried two million dollars of raw silk. Using an inflation calculator, I learned that sum translates to $32,685,170.07. Wow!
I admit that I do not know of the specifics of the war in the Pacific at that time, but I am curious if the information regarding the value of the cargo was known, would the passengers have been in danger from some country looking for money for their war chests or even just good old pirates.