Wednesday, September 25, 2013



Sometime in the spring of 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the U.S. Navy to patrol shipping lanes to Europe. By July, U.S. warships were convoying for protection against German U-Boats, and by September were attacking German submarines when necessary (see the book below by Michael Gannon for more information). In November, the Neutrality Act was partly repealed to allow continuing U.S. military aid to Britain.

Submarine Warfare (Wikipedia article):


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Bekker, Cajus. Hitler's Naval War. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday, 1974. ST—940.5459

Calvert, James F. Silent Running: My Years on a World War II Attack Submarine. New York: J. Wiley, 1995. ST—940.5426

Fluckey, Eugene B. Thunder Below! The USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992. ST-940.545974

Galantin, I J. Take Her Deep!: A Submarine Against Japan in World War II. Chapel Hill, N.C: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1987. ST—940.5451

Gannon, Michael. Operation Drumbeat: The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II. New York: Harper & Row, 1990. ST—940.5451

Lowder, Hughston E, and Jack Scott. Batfish, the Champion "Submarine-Killer" Submarine of World War II. Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Prentice-Hall, 1980. ST—940.5451

O'Kane, Richard H. Wahoo: The Patrols of America's Most Famous World War II Submarine. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1987. ST,MA—940.5451

Ruhe, William J. War in the Boats: My World War II Submarine Battles. Washington [D.C.: Brassey's, 1994. ST—940.5426

Werner, Herbert A. Iron Coffins: A Personal Account of the German U-Boat Battles of World War II. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969. ST—940.5421

Wheeler, Keith. War Under the Pacific. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1980. DA—940.5451

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