Saga of a U.S. Navy Task Group, the USS Guadalcanal and escorts, that captures the German U Boat (U-505) in World War 2
Atlantic Ocean Date:1944, June 4 Duration:9 min 23 sec Sound:Yes
Historic U.S. Navy capture of German submarine (U-505) during World War 2. Crew assembles on flight deck of the USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60). Its Captain, Daniel V. Gallery, looks out from deck above. A Task Group of the Atlantic Fleet, consisting of the Guadalcanal, and five Destroyer escorts: the Pillsbury, Chatelain, Pope, Flaherty and Jenks, proceeds to operate against German submarines West of the Cape Verde Islands. Aboard the Guadalcanal, men train to capture a submarine, intact, if possible. The boarding team includes: Chief Photographer's Mate, Clifford Werler; Chief Pharmacist, Raymond Jackson; LTJG Mylo Keck; Ensign Fred Mittaugh; and Electrician First Class, William Stein; Ensign James Griffin; Machinist Mate 2nd Class, Walter Waller and Commander Earl Torcino. On June 4, 1944, the USS Chatelein makes sound contact with a submarine. The Task Group attacks it and forces it to surface under heavy gunfire. The German crew is rescued. Task Force boarding party successfully occupies and prevents the U-505 from sinking.
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