World War IIBefore the United States entered World War II, German U-boats again inflicted death and destruction on the seas by sinking Allied ships as they had in World War I. In January 1942, the month after the United States entered the war, the Germans began an effective and ruthless U-boat assault on American shipping along our own Atlantic coast. In this campaign, called Operation Drumbeat (Paukenschlag), the U-boats sometimes sank as many as three ships in a day off the eastern seaboard. Some of the attacks were so close that they could be seen from the shore. "Thick oil from blasted tankers and debris from wrecked ships covered the Atlantic beaches." wrote historian Nathan Miller. Finding ways to combat the U-boat threat was of the utmost importance.
|Placed By||Fort Trumbull State Park|
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|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 2:25am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 743203 N 4580994|
|Decimal Degrees||41.34375000, -72.09321667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 20.625', W 72° 5.593'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 20' 37.50" N, 72° 5' 35.58" W|
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