Thursday, September 11, 2008

More Reading

If you want to read sea stories from the 1950s and early 1960s, look in the library for fiction written by Daniel V. Gallery. You may be able to find "Cap'n Fatso", "Stand By-y-y to Start Engines," or "Now Hear This," which were among his fictional works.

Gallery was the commander of the task group that captured U-505. Rumor has it that when the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral King, received reports of the capture, his first inclination was to order that Gallery be court-martialed and shot. King knew the value of the intercepts that the Americans and British were reading because they had broken the German naval Enigma code and that if the Germans found out that U-505 had been captured, they would change their codes.

3 comments:

Jimh. said...

Thanks! I will look him up!

Jimh. said...

I got "Cap'n Fatso" today and am looking forward to reading it! Thanks!

The Earth Bound Misfit said...

You're welcome. Enjoy.