by Harry Cooper
“U-BOAT!” (Volume IV) continues the fascinating saga of the German U-Bootfahrer in World War Two plus some stories from the American side.
These stories come directly from the memories and video interviews with the men who were there and there is no substitute for first-person memories……and this book has plenty of those.
This book is an extension of “U-BOAT!” (Volumes I, II and III)
Chapter 1 : ‘U-234 and her Cargo of Living Scientists’ – Dr. HEINZ SCHLICKE (1820-1991) and other scientists rode this boat in addition to the Me 262 jet fighters and more than half a ton of uranium; Japanese technicians, Naval judge and Luftwaffe Command Staff.
Chapter 2 : ‘A Cold Winter’s Night’ – GERARD THORNE (3407-1994) tells what it was like living in Canada during the war and goes into “Aircraft Carrier Newfoundland” as well as various Canadian Navy warships and their experiences.
Chapter 3 : ‘Reinhard Hardegen’ – REINHARD HARDEGEN (102-1985), the Skipper to sink the first ship in American waters as part of Operation ‘Drumbeat’ tells about this first patrol off New York and he tells about the time that USS DAHLGREN (DD 187) almost sank him on his second American patrol off Jacksonville.