CHICAGO (AP) —
World War II veterans gathered in Chicago to mark the 70th anniversary of
their capture of a German submarine.
submarine has been on display at the Museum of Science and Industry. The
veterans who captured the 252-foot vessel have been meeting for years at
the museum, but museum officials say the veterans decided Wednesday will
be their last meeting because their numbers are dwindling.
The U-505 is the
only German submarine captured by the U.S. Navy during the war, and one of
five left in the world. Navy Captain Daniel Gallery of Chicago led the
group that captured the submarine off the coast of West Africa on June 4,
Almost two dozen
veterans, many wearing red roses pinned to their shirts, toured the