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Capture of U505

Started by m1ashooter , Feb 25 2012 01:05 PM

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#1 m1ashooter

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:05 PM

Very good video of the capture. Its two parts.

http://www.youtube.c...2BEFCA0F127BA74

http://www.youtube.c...2BEFCA0F127BA74

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:11 PM

The U-505 was the first military vessel or vehicle I ever went aboard, age 9 (1954), at the Museum of Science and Industry when it was still being kept outdoors. Unforgettable experience... afterward, I began memorizing all rates and ranks of the branches.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:52 PM

Im not sure of the exact year but--I actually met and became friends with one of that U Boats crew members by the name of Hans Goebeler. Hans was known as the man who pulled the plug on that U Boat. Anyway, before he and his wife moves to Florida, I got to know them well enough and was friends with Hans. Through Hans-I met several Knights Cross Recipients as well as a man who the book: The Devils Guard was written about. In fact--THAT Hans was the one who told me about Herr Goebeler passing away. The phone calls I had with this Hans--are some I will never forget.

Anyway, sorry for my rant but--because of Hans (U 505 Vet) I met someone else many would have loved to have met--on friendly terms that is. :-))

Thanks for the memory by having this thread.


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