Lt. Col. Matt Urban served with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in Sicily, France, Belgium and Germany during World War II.
On this beautiful June morning it is hard to imagine 70 years ago the carnage on Omaha Beach as Allied forces sought to retake Europe from Nazi conquest. While the media are full of pictures and speeches, old warriors like myself draw on personal memories to share.
The last time Ralph Tarka visited the U-505 at the MSI was about two years ago just before he retired from American Airlines. But he has been a geek about military history and it’s accessories for his entire life. From a military family from the south side, he comes by his enthusiasm for the…
Capture of U-505 70 years later: German submarine tells story of technology, reconciliation and determination
On June 4, 1944 a German submarine was captured in the Atlantic. Seventy years later the U-505 remains one of the biggest, most unique attractions in Chicago, perhaps in the world. It is regarded by some as a symbol of hope for peace, others consider it the ultimate anti-war statement. But m…
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