World War II veterans that captured German submarine gather for the final time
CHICAGO - Nearly two dozen World War II veterans gathered in Chicago to mark the 70th anniversary of their capture of a German submarine.
The captured U-505 submarine has been on display at the Museum of Science and Industry, and the veterans who captured the 252-foot vessel have been meeting there for years. However, museum officials say the decided Wednesday will be their final meeting because their numbers are dwindling.
Navy Captain Daniel Gallery of Chicago led the group that captured the submarine off the coast of West Africa on June 4, 1944. The U-505 is the only German submarine captured by the U.S. Navy during World War II, and is one of only five remaining in the world.