The Capture of the U-505: A Legion of Heroes

The Capture of the U-505: A Legion of Heroes by Robert McLaughlin 0998661597 9780998661599
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The capture of the German U-505 was one of the most extraordinary stories to emerge from the Battle of the Atlantic in WW II. The U-505 was the first enemy man of war to be captured on the high seas since the capture of the British brig, HMS Nautilus, in the War of 1812.

The book follows Captain Daniel V. Gallery, USN, a Naval Aviator and master of Anti Submarine Warfare, in his commands of PBY Squadrons VP-73, VP-84 and Hunter Killer Task Group (HKTG) 22.3, who is de-termined to capture a German U-Boat on the surface and salvage the intelligence prizes. The author follows the German submarine, the U-505, through the ordeals of Hans Gebeler, a German seaman who sailed on all nine combat patrols of the U-505.

The Capture of the U-505--A Legion of Heroes is a tribute to the courageous heroes, civilian and military, men and women who em-ployed ingenious methods to counter enemy intelligence and tactics and who exhibited amazing bravery in risking their lives to defeat the enemies of the free world during the Battle of the Atlantic.
In researching the story, the author found himself walking in the footsteps of heroes and fell to the rear of an expanding column of heroic men and women and that column eventually evolved into a Legion of Heroes who are portrayed throughout the book.

Author: Robert McLaughlin

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 244

Publisher: Regent Square Press

Publication Date: 2019-06-01


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