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Offline galfert

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Secret Nazi Weather Station in North America
« on: August 04, 2020, 08:53:56 AM »
Very interesting story about a secret weather station in North America during WWII.

https://youtu.be/2g13BZ6L1nU

Just watch it before reading follow-up posts or it will will probably ruin the suspense of the video.
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Re: Secret Nazi Weather Station in North America
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2020, 09:39:19 AM »
Very Cool

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Re: Secret Nazi Weather Station in North America
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2020, 09:40:08 AM »
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Re: Secret Nazi Weather Station in North America
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2020, 01:43:00 PM »
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Station Name: Silver Creek
Latitude / Longitude: 41.925 N, -87.872 W
Elevation: 633
City: Franklin Park
State: IL
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Re: Secret Nazi Weather Station in North America
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2020, 10:09:40 PM »
Pretty Cool.  While the German need for weather information is well known ( we rounded up their stations in Greenland early in the war) what is really fascinating is what happened to the U-537 afterwards.  She was sunk by a US submarine in the Java Sea!

"2nd patrol
U-537 sailed from Lorient on 25 March 1944 and traveled around Africa, and then crossed the Indian Ocean to Batavia, which she reached on 2 August after a voyage of 131 days.

3rd patrol
U-537 left Batavia for Soerabaja on 1 October 1944, and began her third and final patrol on 9 November. On that day she was spotted and sunk with all hands 58 officers and men in the Java Sea, at position 713′S 11517′E, by torpedoes from USS Flounder (SS-251)"

I never knew we fought the Germans in the Pacific!  So Blutarski from Animal House might have been onto something when described the Germans attacking us at Pearl Harbor.  ;-)

 

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