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Nazi general attempt an escape to Japan...



Item # 619546

May 17, 1945

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, May 17, 1945  The front page has an interesting, bold headline: "SEIZE U-BOAT TAKING KEY NAZIS TO JAPAN" with a subhead: "Luftwaffe Chiefs Captured at Sea". This was just 10 days after the surrender of Germany, and less than 3 months before Japan would surrender to end World War II.  The related article mentions in part: "A 1,600 ton Nazi U-boat, presumably attempting to escape to Japan, surrendered to destroyer-escorts of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet...Aboard were 3 major general of the Luftwaffe and two dead Japanese, who had committed hara-kiri...".
An interesting event from WWII known by very few. Complete in 24 pages, very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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