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U-505 Daniel V. Gallery

U-505

Daniel V. Gallery

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In June 1944 U.S. Navy Task Group 22.3, a hunter-killer force commanded by Daniel Gallery to track down German submarines, boarded and captured U-505 off the coast of Africa. The unprecedented act was the only time a German submarine had beenMoreIn June 1944 U.S. Navy Task Group 22.3, a hunter-killer force commanded by Daniel Gallery to track down German submarines, boarded and captured U-505 off the coast of Africa. The unprecedented act was the only time a German submarine had been boarded and captured at sea and the first time the U.S. Navy had captured a foreign warship since 1815. The extraordinary feat is described in gripping narrative by Gallery himself, who chronicles the long and arduous battle against the German U-boat under extremely hazardous conditions. The fact that not a single member of the boarding party was familiar with submarines, and no one could tell if the U-boat was mined or how soon it might sink, further complicated the operation. But once they succeeded in capturing and towing their prize seventeen hundred miles across the Atlantic Ocean, U-505 proved to be of inestimable value, yielding secrets to the radio code used by the German submarine service. The epic struggle earned Gallery and his task force a Presidential Unit Citation. His book earned kudos as a first-rate adventure tale and cemented Gallerys reputation as a popular writer of sea stories. U-505 is now on exhibit at Chicagos Museum of Science and Industry.--BOOK JACKET.