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NH 105857 Capture of German Submarine U-505

Photo #: NH 105857  Capture of German Submarine U-505
Description: 4 June 1944 - Halftone reproduction of a photograph taken soon after the submarine's capture, copied from the USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60) Memory Log, page 28. U.S. Naval Officers shown on the submarine's conning tower are, from right to left: Commander Earl Trosino, USNR; Captain Daniel V. Gallery, Jr., USN, Commanding Officer, USS Guadalcanal; and Lieutenant Junior Grade Albert L. David, USN, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for leading the boarding party that captured the submarine and carried out initial salvage operations. Note the United States flag flying above the German Navy ensign. U-505 was the first enemy warship captured on the high seas by the U.S. Navy since 1815. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, DC. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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