The Japanese sank the aircraft carrier in 1942.
105-Year-Old Honored for Saving 669 Children
105-year-old Sir Nicolas Winton was given the Czech Republic’s greatest state honor for saving 669 children from the Nazis before World War II. Winton was 29 when he fearlessly hatched the plan that would send Jewish children to the safety of England before the Nazis could relocate them to concentration camps. Winton was able to secure British passports for the children as well as organize foster families who would take them in. Many of the children that Winton saved were in attendance for his ceremony.