ESPIONAGE: Disappointment

In Germany last year the Gestapo concluded that slack-chinned William Colepaugh was really the collectors' item he claimed to be—an embittered U.S. citizen, anxious to serve the Third Reich. They sent him back home in a submarine with a German spy named Erich Gimpel. Both were promptly nabbed by the FBI. When they were tried last week at Governor's Island, the Army's historic post in New York Harbor, Willie Colepaugh demonstrated how faulty the Nazis' judgment of him had been.

Willie had joined the German war effort because life at home had been such a big disappointment. But disappointment was...

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