Monday, June 13, 2011


Jim with dad, Stephen

Just a quick heads up:

Ranger's dad, Stephen, is featured on the "G.I. Page" in the August issue of America in World War II, on newsstands now. We have featured his story on RAW in "Hunters and Killers" (June '09).

Fr. RAW piece:

The capture of U505 was a major historical event in the control of the Atlantic during World War Two. U505 codebooks, Enigma machine, and other secret materials found on board assisted Allied code breaking operations. All but one of U-505's crew were rescued by the Navy task group.

The submarine was towed to Bermuda in secret, her crew was interned at a US prisoner of war camp and the Navy classified the capture as top secret and prevented its discovery by the Germans. She is one of six U-boats that were captured by Allied forces during World War II, and one of four German World War II U-boats that survive as museum ships. U505 is now on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois. The U-505 was credited with sinking 47,000 tons of allied shipping, including three American ships.

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Blogger Ghost Dansing said...

very kewl...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 7:39:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father looks great in this picture. Is this a recent photo?

Jay in N.C.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 11:42:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

We often get confused as brothers when we're cruising Hooters.
This pic was taken o/a 1 Sep 10.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 10:50:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...


Very cute choice.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 10:51:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

My Dad always says that he never learned to dance B/C he had a coal shovel in his hands.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 12:01:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous William Ranger Hazen said...

Indeed! Very Well Done. :)

William Ranger Hazen

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 4:45:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Ghost Dansing said...

i can see him dancin' with that shovel, bet he did... bet it rained...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 6:33:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...


Sister Rosetta -- a rock n roll mama! Thanks.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 7:06:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Underground Carpenter said...


Your brother is a fine-looking fellow. My Dad and I are also often mistaken for brothers.


Sister Rosetta is awesome! Was she Chuck Berry's Mom?


Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 7:01:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Ghost Dansing said...

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 7:34:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim -- Took me awhile to find it in my unorganized library (one small room full of books) but find it I did -- "Steel Boats/Iron Hearts - The Wartime Saga of Hans Goebeler and the U-505." Written by a gentlemen who was on U-505 when it was captured. If you'd like to take a look at it, just let me know ... GSJ

Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 3:14:00 PM GMT-5  

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