Inspired by my first visit to the U-505 at the Museum of Sci & I in over 20 years, I’m curious as to what happened to the sub’s crew. I know that they were segregated from other POWs to give the appearance that the boat had been sunk, and there’s a book about them playing baseball with their captors, but I’m curious about their lives after the war.
The boat’s Captain allowed his vessel to be captured by the enemy - a feat not accomplished by the US Navy since the War of 1812 - and I’m wondering if he suffered any repercussions in post-war Germany as a result. I’m also curious if any of the crew emigrated to the US, and if so, how they spent their lives.
Anyone have any info? Does anyone know where I can find this info on the net? Or any books that discuss any of this in any detail? - Thanks.