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USS "Buckley" vs. "U-66"

Posted by Tim Kidwell
on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

David Pincus
Bridgewater, New Jersey

“This is my first attempt at a water-bound diorama,” David says. It’s the USS Buckley attacking the U-66.” According to the report filed by Buckley commanding officer, Lt. Cmdr. B.M. Abel, on May 8, 1944, the entire battle took place on the surface and both vessels fired at and rammed each other. After Buckley rode up on U-66’s forecastle, German sailors began climbing aboard the destroyer. American sailors repelled the attack with mounted machine guns, tommy guns, rifles, even coffee cups from the general mess: “Two of the enemy were hit in the head with these,” Abel wrote. When U-66 was sunk, the Buckley took on 36 German survivors.

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