The Last World War II U-Boat Commander Has Died at 105

Nathaniel Fisher
Nathaniel Fisher

The Last World War II U-Boat Commander Has Died at 105

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Four months after the Pearl Harbor attacks, Kapitanleutnant Reinhard Hardegen decided that Americans should see for themselves what war with Adolf Hitler's Germany was going to look like.

He began with Florida sunbathers. On April 11, 1942, Hardegen's submarine, U-123, torpedoed the tanker SS Gulfamerica off Jacksonville. He maneuvered U-123 around the flaming wreck and surfaced between the SS Gulfamerica and the beach. He sank it with U-123's deck gun.

Hardegen later wrote in his log: "All the vacationers had seen an impressive special performance at [President Franklin D.] Roosevelt's expense. A burning tanker, artillery fire, the silhouette of a U-boat – how often had that been seen in America?"

Hardegen was one of the few "Unterseeboot" commanders to survive the war. Most did not, as the U.S. turned to the convoy system and sonar to devastate the "wolfpacks" and keep open the supply lines to Britain.

He claimed he was never a Nazi.

"I did my duty for my country, not for Hitler," he reportedly said.

He was believed to be the last surviving U-boat commander when he died on June 9 at age 105.

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Isaiah James
Isaiah James

What incredible lives these people have led. One day we might live to be worthy of even the past. Good luck boys

Bentley Smith
Bentley Smith

Last of the feared hunters of the Atlantic. RIP, Kapitanleutnant.

May he ride with Valkyries.

BTW, the book Iron Coffins is a fascinating account of the war as experienced from inside of a U-boat, written by a captain who survived WWII. It is a great read.

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Grayson Ward
Grayson Ward

Good. Burn in hell like a good Nazi now.

Isaiah Brown
Isaiah Brown

/leftypol/index.html
you have to go back

Ethan James
Ethan James

Hell doesn't exist and he returned to energy you mysticism-loving little kikel.

Nolan White
Nolan White

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Hunter Garcia
Hunter Garcia

You commie fucks don't even have a concept of heaven or hell.

Hudson Adams
Hudson Adams

reminder: all the navy pledged it's allegiance to the tenants of national socialism and not to hitler

Jayden Morales
Jayden Morales

I did my duty for my country, not for Hitler
Fucking dropped. Even if he was just damage controlling his support of National Socialism, like C.G. Jung, it invalidates the impressiveness of being a U-boat commander. Degrelle did it perfectly.

Matthew Phillips
Matthew Phillips

RIP.

Adam Reyes
Adam Reyes

RIP Mr.

Nolan Long
Nolan Long

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Eli Reed
Eli Reed

He never considered himself a Nazi
"I fought for my country not for Hitler."
Of course it's illiterate as well as retarded.

Lucas Wright
Lucas Wright

I would claim that if i couldnt die in war. It's a good way to simply avoid death/jail. Eichmann used that strategy and the dumb kikess Arendt believed him.

Colton Green
Colton Green

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Luke Sanders
Luke Sanders

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Jaxson Gonzalez
Jaxson Gonzalez

youtube.com/watch?v=vciktGq9Nis

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Caleb Reed
Caleb Reed

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Jaxon Long
Jaxon Long

dr kekyll and mein sides

Asher Long
Asher Long

post natural and organic memes

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Julian Walker
Julian Walker

reroll for HH

Eli Cook
Eli Cook

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Evan Wright
Evan Wright

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Wyatt Martinez
Wyatt Martinez

Dismissing a man like that for saying that after the war is foolish, what has happened has happened. What authority do you think you have to judge him?

Rest in peace Reinhard Hardegen.

Dylan Barnes
Dylan Barnes

its the anti-white cuckchanner again
Sad!

Colton Rogers
Colton Rogers

I got into uboats a few months ago and learned that he was alive, sad to see him passing, he led a long and interesting life

Eli Watson
Eli Watson

This. Besides, it is a legitimate position for any soldier, at any time. Soldiers are not required to have political opinions. They are required to destroy the enemy, and destroy the enemy is what he did. He wasn't just "a U-Boat Commander", but one of the Aces.

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Thomas Cruz
Thomas Cruz

SEE YOU IN WALHALLA

Nolan Wilson
Nolan Wilson

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Julian Reed
Julian Reed

F.

Blake Anderson
Blake Anderson

Well, you can't fault the guy. They'll lock you up for being a radioman in the SS. So, you've got to be careful what you say.

Juan Brooks
Juan Brooks

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Panzer crews were executed for having the "death's head" on their uniforms, mistaken for being SS.
It was a brutal war.

Tyler Edwards
Tyler Edwards

Last uboat commander has died
Not realizing large part of uboat fleet escaped to sudenpol
Not believing riech unlocked secrets of immortality
Not heiling the immortal commanders of the south pol with their Ukrainian arysn harems within the inner earth

Benjamin Anderson
Benjamin Anderson

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