U-505: Its History, Louisiana Connections, and Modern Legacy
5:00 p.m. Exhibition Viewing | 6:00 p.m. Panel Presentation | 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Happy Hour
Join a panel of experts in exploring the history, Louisiana connections, and modern legacy of U-505, a German submarine boarded and captured during World War II. Once captured, her crew spent the remainder of the war in a top-secret POW camp in Louisiana that defied Geneva Convention regulations. Today, U-505 can be toured at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Author John Vanzo discusses the history of U-505 and the life of Hans Goebeler, who was aboard every war patrol of the German submarine and was imprisoned in the Louisiana camp. Author Gary Moore will discuss his father’s experiences as a guard at the Louisiana POW camp that housed the captured submariners. Lastly, Kathleen McCarthy—U-505 curator and director of collections at the Museum of Science and Industry—will discuss the modern legacy of U-505 as a showcase of the learning experience in the museum. Moderated by The National WWII Museum’s Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian Rob Citino, PhD.
Presented by The Alta and John Franks Foundation.