Reliving history: MSI marks 70-year anniversary U-505 capture

Seventy years ago, a then 18-year-old Gordon Hohne climbed aboard a deadly german U-505 submarine off the coast of West Africa.

Gordon is the only living survivor of the nine man boarding party in task group 22.3 – the Navy Forces from the USS Pillsbury which captured the famed U-boat just two days before D-Day.

Gordon and other World War II veterans were honored at the Museum of Science and Industry Wednesday where the sub now sits for all to see — the only ship of its kind captured by the U.S. Navy.

Gov. Pat Quinn deemed this U-505 week in Illinois, and activities are planned throughout the weekend at the museum.

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