U-boats Offshore by Edwin Palmer Hoyt

World War Ii

By Edwin Palmer Hoyt

The tale of the early days of the second one global conflict while Nazi submarines have been despatched around the Atlantic to ostensibly assault the East Coast of the U.S..

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The two youths were ordered to appear next day before the naval commander of the district. The charge was looting. But friends intervened. They pleaded the youth of the pair and that young Smith was scheduled to appear in Miami Beach next day for induction into the army. The last argument won the day. The charges were dropped, and the Coast Guardsmen went away. The Coast Guard had other more serious worries just then. A few hours after the two youths had visited the wreck of Republic, men working at the inlet and drivers on the ocean road watched as the tanker W.

She was a Socony Vacuum tanker. At 7:20, Fifth Naval District sent a message to the company. What was the last reported position of their tanker? The message, of course, arrived at night, and Socony to his hatch cover A m EDWIN 46 P. HOYT Vacuum was still on a peacetime schedule. So no one read the message till next morning, and it was one o'clock in the afternoon before the navy had a reply. " patrol vessel was sent to that point, hoping to find survivors. The duty officer at Fifth Naval District also telephoned the duty officer at Langley Field, the army air A base.

Tires were rationed already, so now was retreading. Gasoline rationing was expected momentarily, and there was talk of rationing of farm fertilizer and farm machinery. Tin containers were prohibited for use in tobacco, beer, and dog food. In Norfolk, the duck hunters had raised an outcry when the navy threatened their treasured hunting grounds. That was back in 1941. This was 1942, and when, on February 58 EDWIN 6, the navy P. HOYT condemned 508 acres of land for the naval Norfolk Golf and Country Club's clubhouse, nobody even whimpered.

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