Willemstad Times

by reporter Austin Holt

Interview with Phillip Enright

WT: How did you end up on the island?
P: My mother wanted to go back to Virginia, but we got torpedoed by a German submarine. My mother and I were separated.

WT: What happened on the raft?
P: I met a black man named Timothy, and he helped me with everything I did. I also got hit by an object in the explosion and became blind.

WT: What did you eat on the raft?
P: I ate fish, chocolate, biscuits and drank water.

WT: How did you get on the island?
P: We saw an island and didn't know where we were. So we went to it and found out that we were in the Devil's Mouth.

WT: What did you eat on the island?
P: Coconuts, coconut milk, fish and langosta.

WT: What did you sleep on?
P: We slept on palm fronds that we made in our hut.

WT: What happened on the island?
P: I had to adapt to my blindness. Also, a horrible hurricane came and killed Timothy because Timothy was shielding me from the attack of the hurricane.

WT: How old was Timothy?
P: Older than 70.

WT: How were you rescued?
P: I signaled an airplane by burning sea grape leaves in order to get black smoke. While that was going on, the U.S. navy was hunting German submarines by the Devil's Mouth. Later, the navy rescued me.

WT: What happened when you came back to Willemstad?
P: I was reunited with my family and friends, and I told them the whole story.

WT: Are you going to go visit Timothy's grave?
P: Someday I hope to.
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world war 2

On August 7, 1942, U.S. troops landed on Guadalcanal and Tulagi and seized control of Japanese-occupied territory for the first time. On August 7, 1942, U.S. troops landed on Guadalcanal and Tulagi and seized control of Japanese-occupied territory for the first time.The Allies called the Japanese Type 92 heavy machine gun the "Woodpecker" because of its distinctive sound. Introduced in 1932, its origins lay in the French Hotchkiss 6.5mm caliber machine gun and its 1914 Japanese copy, the Atishoo 3.Above, a crashed Japanese bomber floats off Tulagi. U.S. Marines invaded the small island, located just 20 miles north of Guadalcanal, on August 7, 1942, to secure its valuable harbor. The initial landing took the defenders -- a detachment of the Third Kure Special Naval Landing Force -- by surprise.

timothys obituary

The cause of his death was the powerful hurricane in the devils mouth. He was stranded there with a boy Phillip and a cat because of the bombing by the Germans. They had a devastating journey only the cat and a Yong boy Phillip survived. timothy was a great man and a great deck hand. He knew every island by heart.