Yes, submarines can help end wars – when used properly. No, not you, Dönitz! Plus, a bone-chilling story.
The incredible war stories of Dudley Morton and Robert O’Kane exemplified how much the US submarine fleet in the Pacific changed in war.
While things took a turn for the worse for Karl Dönitz and his U-boats in the Atlantic, in the Pacific the US Silent Service was now lead by one Charles Lockwood, who desired to choke Japan into submission.
Just when Karl Dönitz thinks he is finally winning the Battle of the Atlantic, the Allies deliver a stunning blow.
After Pearl Harbor, Japanese submarines make their mark while US and allied subs retreat to safer waters. Meanwhile, a dramatic incident in the South Atlantic turns an already grim U-boat war even darker.
It’s early 1942 and Hitler has declared war on the United States.
Dönitz sends his U-boats to the mostly unprotected US east coast while slowly but surely the Allies start to implement new anti-submarine warfare technology.
December 1941. You know what that means.
And also: Слава Україні! Slava Ukraini!
The Kriegsmarine was not ready and Karl Dönitz knew it. But there was no escaping Hitler’s war. The U-boats would have to make do.