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Old 04-22-2021, 07:53 PM   #1
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German U-Boats in Argentina 1945 - U-530



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U-Boat 977.The U-Boat That Escaped to Argentina

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U-boat 977 was the German submarine that escaped to Argentina at the end of World War Two. This epic journey started from Bergen in Norway, where in April 1945 it was temporarily based, and took three and a half months to complete. Because of continuing allied naval activity the commander decided to make the first part of the journey underwater. Before surfacing near the west coast of Africa U-977 had spent a remarkable sixty-six days submerged! It was inevitable that when U-977’s journey and escape to Argentina and its port of Mar del Plata became known it would be the center of rumor and theory. Why did U-977 make this long journey of escape when, for Germany, the war was over? Was it because it was carrying Nazi gold to continue the fight? Were escaping Nazi leaders on board? Was Hitler on board? The stories were many and for years, after the end of WWII, provided material for novelists, film-makers and historians alike.

Heinz Schaeffer, the commander of U-977, has written a full account of his earlier career that culminated in this last command. It depicts the grueling aspects of a submariner’s life aboard a vessel that was subjected to the harsh conditions of the seas and oceans. As an experienced commander Schaeffer took part in many of the decisive U-boat operations in the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean. In the final months of the war, and in common with most surviving U-boat commanders, Schaeffer and his crew came under constant attacks from Allied aircraft and surface ships.

The final part of U-boat 977 is Schaeffer’s account of the journey to Argentina and ‘lays to rest’ some of the more ‘fanciful’ stories that followed its arrival.
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U-977, good book.
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I need to reread about Otto Skorzeny, I think he was involved in the supposed Nazi gold shipped to Argentina by U-Boat?
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How did a U-Boat end up in Central Park NYC?


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Secret Japanese Submarine Mission to German-Occupied France
Discover the thrilling true story of the secret underwater mission made by the Japanese submarine I-30 to Lorient U-boat base, France in 1942, the first time Japanese forces entered Europe.



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Japanese WW2 African Raid!
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9 May 1941 The boarding of U-110 and the capture of an Enigma machine and code books


Rox Rose - Ww2, My Dad and the U-110 Encounter... Capture of the German Enigma Machine 1941



Interesting capture was a little before sinking of the Bismarck, have to read this book see if there was a connection
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German U-Boat Action Pacific
German submarine U-862
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