As Churchill clung to the last thread of hope, the supplies he so desperately needed sank in the Atlantic Ocean as German wolf packs savaged the convoys headed to England. To fight the threat, an audacious plan was created to counter the German submarines using long-range bombers.
In this lost history, the role of American B-24 Liberators is told in exacting detail from a narrative written in 1945 when the information was fresh and the facts unvarnished. A must-have addition to any World War II library.
Related Scanning WWII dates...
- 16 Sep 39: U-31 participates in WWII's first convoy attack
- 11 Mar 40: U-31 is sunk for the first of two times
- 02 Nov 40: U-31 is sunk for the second time
- 16 Mar 41: U-100 becomes the first submarine to be tracked by radar
- 23 Feb 42: Japanese sub I-17 shells oil refinery 12 miles from Santa Barbara
- 21 Jun 42: Japanese sub I-25 fires 17 shells at Fort Stevens, Oregon
- 28 Aug 42: Japanese sub I-25 catapults seaplane to firebomb Oregon forest
- 09 Mar 43: U-510 torpedoes 8 ships in 3 hours, most successful U-boat action of WWII
- 30 Apr 43: British sub puts corpse to sea, part of Operation Mincemeat
- 18 Jul 43: U-134's guns shoot down only US blimp to be shot down during the war
- 29 May 44: U-549 sinks the only US Navy Aircraft Carrier to be lost in the Atlantic
- 04 Jun 44: U-505 is captured by USS CHATELAIN along with its Enigma machine
- 09 Feb 45: Only time in history one sub sinks another while both are submerged
- 01 Jul 45: First rocket attack made by a US submarine
- 29 Jul 45: Japanese sub I-58 sinks the USS INDIANAPOLIS in the Philippine Sea
- 21 Oct 45: U-boat pens in Hamburg are blown up using German explosives
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