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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

This was the secret war off the US coast during World War II | We Are the Mighty

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On January 19, 1942, a German U-boat attacked a 337-foot-long U.S. freighter in the City of Atlanta with 47 men aboard, of which only three were able to survive. A few hours later, the same U-boat attacked two more ships, making it a secret war off the US coast during World War II. The event wasn’t the first time that German U-boats had come to United States waters as three U-boats sank ten ships off the Tar Heel coast during World War I. U-boats are not true submarines or underwater boats but are warships that spent most of their time on the surface.

Source: https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-history/nazi-u-boat-war-off-north-carolina-kept-secret-us-government/

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