This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - European Theater - Capture of U-505. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
On May 15, 1944, antisubmarine task force TG 22.3 consisting of the escort carrier USS Guadalcanal and the destroyer escorts USS Pillsbury, USS Pope, USS Chatelain, USS Jenks, and USS Flaherty departed Norfolk for a patrol near the Canary Islands.
They eventually spotted, attacked and captured U-505. This was the US Navy's first capture of an enemy warship at sea since the War of 1812. The U-505 affair led to some concern among the Allied leadership. This was largely due to worries that if the Germans were to know that the ship had been captured they would become aware that the Allies had broken the Enigma codes.
So great was this concern that Admiral Ernest King, the US Chief of Naval Operations, briefly considered court marshaling Captain Gallery. To protect this secret, the prisoners from U-505 were kept at a separate prison camp in Louisiana and the Germans informed that they had been killed in battle.
The presentation covers the following:
Capture of U-505
U-505 Secretly Hidden
Impact of Capture
Citations for the Crew
End of Presentation
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