US billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines, AsiaOne Asia News

March 4, 2015 11:02 AM

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US billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines, AsiaOne Asia News

MANILA - Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Wednesday he had found one of Japan's biggest and most famous battleships on a Philippine seabed, some 70 years after American forces sank it during World War II.

Excited historians likened the discovery, if verified, to finding the Titanic, as they hailed the American billionaire for his high-tech mission that apparently succeeded after so many failed search attempts by others.

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