BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Not So Hot

Submarines still wallowed all along the Atlantic Coast. Lurching along under the whitecaps, they spread death & destruction from Maine to the West Indies. Each week they accounted for some half-dozen ships. There was no blinking their efficiency, or the fact that the death toll among U.S. mariners was running abnormally high.

Only 30% of the crews of torpedoed U.S. ships came out of their jousts with the subs alive. Scandinavian crews (80%) and British (60%) seemed to have better luck. Reason: Nazi subs operating off the East Coast are chiefly occupied...

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