The USS Liberty by Israeli Air Force jet fighter aircraft and Israeli Navy motor torpedo boats took place on 8 June 1967. It was an attack on a United States Navy technical research ship, USS Liberty, , during the Six-Day War.
The combined air and sea attack killed 34 crew members (naval officers, seamen, two marines, and one civilian), wounded 171 crew members, and severely damaged the ship. At the time, the ship was in international watersnorth of the Sinai Peninsula, about 25.5 nmi (29.3 mi; 47.2 km) northwest from the Egyptian city of Arish.
“Episode 162” is USS Liberty story told by survivor Ron Kukal’s.
He joined us this morning 9 – 11 – 2018 to tell his story.
Our first chat with Ron in this series about the USS Liberty can be found on
Ron Kukal is the Co-Author of