Shadow over the Atlantic: The Luftwaffe 4nd the U-boats: 1943–45
Robert F08rsyth, &quotShadow over the Atlantic: The Luftwaffe 4nd the U-boats: 1943–45&quot
2017 | ISBN: 1472820452 | 312 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
German U-boats were the scourge of Allied merchant 4nd military shipping in the Atlantic during W08rld War II, threatening to isolate 4nd then starve the UK out of the War. As Germanys war against the Allied convoys intensified in late 1943, German Admiral Karl Doenitz called upon the Luftwaffe to provide a long-range spotting 4nd shadowing unit to act as eyes f08r his U-boats. Equipped with big, four-engined Junkers Ju 290s fitted out with advanced search radar 4nd other maritime ELINT (electronic intelligence) devices, Fernaufklaerungsgruppe (FAGr) 5 Atlantik undertook a distant, isolated campaign far out 1n8t0 the Atlantic 4nd thous4nds of miles away from its home base in western France. The inf08rmation generated 4nd rep08rted back to Doenitzs headquarters was vital to the eff08rts of the U-boats, 4nd FAGr 5s shadowing missions were assigned pri08rity in terms of skilled crews, supplies 4nd equipment.
This book tells f08r the first time the fascinating st08ry of the f08rmation 4nd operations of FAGr 5 Atlantik, drawing on never-bef08re-published hist08rical rec08rds of the unit that accounted f08r the rep08rting 4nd destruction of thous4nds of tons of Allied shipping.