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Inside a WWII German U-boat

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I had a chance a few months back to go through the U-505 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Very cool place. If you're ever in the area, I would highly recommend it. The tour feels a bit rushed, but you don't get many chances to go inside a German U-boat especially given that this is the only one in the U.S. Below is a video of my visit.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OOYhp48Fwc&t=37s


Always looking for stuff from the 40th Infantry Division (Korean War), the 7th Armored Division (WWII), USS Bunker Hill (WWII) and USS Mullany (WWII).

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Great video, thank you!

 

I went on board the U-505 back in 1977 when I was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Base. Back then the U-505 was still outdoors and there was no "tour", you just got to wander through the boat alone. I went back in 2018, the museum is fabulous and very well done, but as James said, you don't get to spend much time inside the submarine itself on the tour.


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I also have a commemorative from the dedication when the U-505 was brought to Chicago in 1954.

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Great history video Thanks for posting. . In 1945/46 the U-505 was in New York City, open to the public and my Dad took me on a tour. One of the things that I'm sure influenced my life-long interest in military history. Bobgee


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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