Death in the Timor Sea: The darkest war secret of Scientology's founder, L. Ron Hubbard - 2019-05-09
Chris Owen's book 'Ron the War Hero' is now for sale, and he's giving us a look today at one of the best things in it — absolutely stunning material, previously unpublished, about the most ignominious of L. Ron Hubbard's blunders during a disastrous World War II experience. Read this and keep in mind that Hubbard spent decades promoting himself as a major hero in Australia.
Twenty years ago this year, I wrote a set of web pages called "Ron the War Hero," a look at L. Ron Hubbard's decidedly inglorious career with the United States Navy during World War II. Over the last two years I've rewritten and greatly expanded it with the aid of new material that's become available since 1999. The all-new Ron the War Hero is now available in book form from Silvertail Books.
Among the stories that it reveals is perhaps the darkest and longest-concealed secret of Hubbard's life: How his incompetence contributed to the loss of 16 lives, two ships, thousands of tons of desperately-needed supplies, and some highly sensitive Allied military secrets. Here, for the first time, is the story of how Hubbard helped to sink two ships — not the enemy's, but his own side's.