Submitted by Jason McDonald on Sat, 2014-07-19 20:37
Starting on the day of the Pearl Harbor raid, the US Navy fleet submarines designed in the 1930’s had a standing order: sink whatever you can of the enemy’s military and merchant fleet. Yamamoto had a different standing order for his boats: save your torpedoes and go for the capital ships. Both strategies had very different implications for their navies.
Submitted by Jason McDonald on Sat, 2014-05-24 13:32
On March 1, 1942, a US Navy PBO Ventura sank U-656 off the Canadian coast. For three critical months, the United States had no success against the U-boats, while the East Coast was increasingly unsafe for American ships.
Submitted by Jason McDonald on Thu, 2014-05-22 17:04
From the opening day of the war until the cessation of hostilities, the Atlantic was a major theatre of operations. Before the Allies could build an army to take back NorthAfrica or the European continent, they had to secure and protect the shipping lanes to England.