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S.S. Leopoldville Disaster: December 24, 1944

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On December 24, 1944, Lt. Gerhard Meyer, German submarine commander of the U 486 fired a torpedo that sank the S.S. Leopoldville as it transported 2,000 American soldiers to reinforce the Battle of the Bulge. Of these men, mostly between the ages of 18 and 21, 763 were killed. Forty-seven of the then forty-eight states were represented among the dead.

On April 12, 1945 (th

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Paperback, 268 pages
Published July 28th 1997 by Tern Book Company (first published July 1997)
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Mapman
May 09, 2014 Mapman rated it really liked it
I found this book fascinating for a variety of reasons:
It was a disaster kept secret for way too long,
The tragedy is just unthinkable; so many soldiers did not have to perish that night, and
With my mother's recent passing, I found that her first husband died on the ship in 1944.

Allan Andrade's related book, "Leopoldville: A Tragedy Too Long Secret " is now on my next to read list.
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