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SHARKHUNTERS Salutes Veterans
ZENON LUKOSIOUS (1500-1990)
United States Navy, Destroyer Escorts
On 4 June 1944, the USS GUADALCANAL
Task Force caught U-505 and forced her to the surface.
Before abandoning ship, the cover to the sea strainer was removed (photo above
right) and the valve was opened to the sea by L.I. (Engineering Officer) Hauser,
so a solid eight-inch stream of water was pouring into the boat to scuttle her
before the U.S. Navy could capture her. After the boat was secured by the
boarding party, which included
WAYNE PICKELS (768-1988), "LUKE" boarded the boat, saw the
problem and calmly closed the sea valve and put the cap back on the sea
strainer, saving the boat.
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