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NOAA To Explore Atlantic WWII Battlefield

by Vernon Smith (NOAA) July 15, 1942. America had been in World War II for less than a year, but the fight was coming to the nation’s shores. That day, off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, the German U-boat U-576 sank the Nicaraguan-flagged freighter SS Bluefields. But it came at a steep price – the merchant […] The post NOAA To Explore Atlantic WWII Battlefield appeared first on gCaptain.
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