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A salvage party from USS Guadalcanal on the captured German submarine U-505, 4 Jun 1944 in the eastern Atlantic. Note the twin 20mm anti-aircraft guns and the seashell insignia on the tower.Abandoned by her crew but with engines still running, German Type IXC submarine U-505 circles at 7 knots before US boarding parties complete the capture off the West African coast, 4 Jun 1944.
A salvage party from USS Guadalcanal on the captured German submarine U-505, 4 Jun 1944 in the eastern Atlantic. Note the twin 20mm anti-aircraft guns and the seashell insignia on the tower.Abandoned by her crew but with engines still running, German Type IXC submarine U-505 circles at 7 knots before US boarding parties complete the capture off the West African coast, 4 Jun 1944.
Abandoned by her crew but with engines still running, German U-505 circles at 7 knots as US boarding parties complete the capture and escort USS Chatelain stands by off the West African coast, 4 Jun 1944.After being abandoned by her crew, an American boarding party comes alongside the damaged German U-505 off the West African coast, 4 Jun 1944. Destroyer Escort USS Chatelain circles the capture.
Abandoned by her crew but with engines still running, German U-505 circles at 7 knots as US boarding parties complete the capture and escort USS Chatelain stands by off the West African coast, 4 Jun 1944.After being abandoned by her crew, an American boarding party comes alongside the damaged German U-505 off the West African coast, 4 Jun 1944. Destroyer Escort USS Chatelain circles the capture.
Boarding party from USS Pillsbury working to secure a tow line to U-505’s bow in the western Atlantic, 4 Jun 1944. Note the large United States flag flying from the submarine’s periscope.Boarding party working on the captured U-505’s bow in the western Atlantic as the carrier USS Guadalcanal approaches to take the submarine in tow, 4 Jun 1944.
Boarding party from USS Pillsbury working to secure a tow line to U-505’s bow in the western Atlantic, 4 Jun 1944. Note the large United States flag flying from the submarine’s periscope.Boarding party working on the captured U-505’s bow in the western Atlantic as the carrier USS Guadalcanal approaches to take the submarine in tow, 4 Jun 1944.
Captured German crewmen from U-505 climbing a Jacob’s ladder from a whaleboat to come aboard USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60), after their rescue from the Atlantic, 4 Jun 1944.Destroyer Escort USS Pillsbury alongside the captured U-505 off the West African coast, 4 Jun 1944
Captured German crewmen from U-505 climbing a Jacob’s ladder from a whaleboat to come aboard USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60), after their rescue from the Atlantic, 4 Jun 1944.Destroyer Escort USS Pillsbury alongside the captured U-505 off the West African coast, 4 Jun 1944
Ground Crewmen with Bombing Squadron 139 posing with their squadron mascot in front of the tail section of a PV-1 Ventura patrol bomber on Attu Island, Alaska, 4 Jun 1944. Note the Marsden mat surface.Major General R. N. Gale of UK 6th Airborne Division talking to troops of 5th Parachute Brigade, Royal Air Force Harwell, Berkshire, England, UK, 4 or 5 Jun 1944
Ground Crewmen with Bombing Squadron 139 posing with their squadron mascot in front of the tail section of a PV-1 Ventura patrol bomber on Attu Island, Alaska, 4 Jun 1944. Note the Marsden mat surface.Major General R. N. Gale of UK 6th Airborne Division talking to troops of 5th Parachute Brigade, Royal Air Force Harwell, Berkshire, England, UK, 4 or 5 Jun 1944
Map of Allied advance toward Rome, Italy, 31 May-4 Jun 1944Risto Ryti and Carl Mannerheim reviewing troops at Enso, Finland, 4 Jun 1944
Map of Allied advance toward Rome, Italy, 31 May-4 Jun 1944Risto Ryti and Carl Mannerheim reviewing troops at Enso, Finland, 4 Jun 1944
TBF Avenger from Escort Carrier USS Guadalcanal overflying the captured German Type IXC submarine U-505 as a salvage crew assembles on the U-Boat’s bow. A US whale boat and an escort stand by, 4 Jun 1944.United States Navy salvage crew on the bow and bridge of the captured U-505 off the West African coast, 4 Jun 1944
TBF Avenger from Escort Carrier USS Guadalcanal overflying the captured German Type IXC submarine U-505 as a salvage crew assembles on the U-Boat’s bow. A US whale boat and an escort stand by, 4 Jun 1944.United States Navy salvage crew on the bow and bridge of the captured U-505 off the West African coast, 4 Jun 1944
US infantry running past a burning tank, Rome, Italy, 4 Jun 1944US troops marching into Rome, Italy, 4 Jun 1944
US infantry running past a burning tank, Rome, Italy, 4 Jun 1944US troops marching into Rome, Italy, 4 Jun 1944
USS Pillsbury crew members who were the first party to board the German submarine U-505 after being abandoned by her crew, eastern Atlantic, 4 Jun 1944.
USS Pillsbury crew members who were the first party to board the German submarine U-505 after being abandoned by her crew, eastern Atlantic, 4 Jun 1944.


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