This Day in History
Corsair Flies by U505


On a day like this in 1944...

On June 4, 1944 during World War II, U.S. Naval forces boarded the German submarine U-505 and took it as a prize of war.

Under the command of Captain Dan Gallery of the escort-carrier CVE Guadalcanal, a task force of five destroyer escorts, with air support from the carrier, set out specifically to capture a German U-Boat intact. Under the most hazardous of conditions they succeeded in their mission, greatly enhancing the knowledge of the Allied Forces and filling them in on some of the German Navy’s most cherished secrets. For this invaluable contribution, Captain Gallery’s CVE-DE group was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.





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