The 442nd Regiment comprised second-generation soldiers fighting for the liberation of Europe from Nazism. Ironically, while helping free those in Europe, their relatives were incarcerated in camps across the U.S.
Though Captain Hancock would make many trips to the Galapagos on his ocean research vessel, Velero III. This trip was special in that it was not to study the remote island chains’ unique flora and fauna, but to solve a gripping mystery.
The Velero III was no normal pleasure cruiser. It was a floating lab for scientists, funded by millionaire Angeleno George Allan Hancock. Its adventures benefited knowledge in the early days of ocean research.
As an enslaved woman in the south, Biddy Mason was valued highly because of her knowledge in herbal medicine, but as a free woman in Los Angeles, Mason became a boundry-breaking midwife, nurse and philanthropist.