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 . U505 codebooks, , 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.