Saturday, May 22, 2021, @20:23-Well, the last couple of blogs i have posted, concerning OPERATION PAUKENSCHLAG/DRUMBEAT I and II, it more thn precisely SLIPPED MY MIND, to more than precisely MENTION…THE GULF OF MEXICO; AS THIS W.W.II NAVAL WARFARE BATTLE…DRUMBEAT I and II, DID CONCERN THE GULF OF MEXICO, and DID INVOLVE THIS EXACT LOCATION.
If you Research MAPS concerning this OPERATION PAUKENSCHLAG.DRUMBEAT I and II, it will DEPICT MERCHANT VESSELS , more than precisely SUNK IN THE GULF OF MEXICO, DESCRIBING THEIR LOCATIONS.
There are some GREAT BOOKS, PUBLISHED concerning this MENTIONED SUBJECT, and ONE or more from a GREAT LADY…whom is from a LOCATION ON THE GULF OF MEXICO.
Anyways, RESEARCH this SUBJECT THOROUGHLY, INCLUDING THE AREA I IGNORED, the last couple of BLOG POSTINGS…U-BOATS OF W.W.II/1939-1945, IN THE GULF OF MEXICO!!!
Blog Credit: oldwestcavalrystories
Yours Aye: Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
>World War II is usually associated with events like Normandy, The Battle of the Bulge, the Italian battles and the African campaigns. These are what fill most text book pages but there was major war activity right here at our doorstep in the Gulf of Mexico.Our concern was the German U-Boat like the one pictured below. The U-Boats were in the Gulf for one reason and that reason was oil. Ports such as Galveston, Houston and New Orleans were our nations busiest oil exporting terminals. A war runs on oil and that made this area of the Gulf a prime target for the U-Boats.
The best estimates are that 24 different U-Boats operated in the Gulf of Mexico during 1942 and 1943. Cities such as Galveston had regular nightly blackouts. The blackouts had nothing to do with protection against air strikes. The blackouts were necessary because an unlit…
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