Weapons of the War
The German U-boat, meaning Undersea Boat, was a powerful submarine used by the Germans in the war. They where primarily used to destroy merchant ship convoys bringing supplies to the UK and the Soviet Union. The U-boats main weapon was its torpedoes. These ships would go to depths underneath the radar of enemy naval ships. Then would fire their torpedoes damaging the hull, and surrounding ships.
I'm writing home from Omaha beach at Normandy. Don’t worry I made it just fine. I really miss you guys at home though. Tell Johnny to stay out of trouble for me? How's dad doing? I know he has been working real hard lately.
The trip here was awful. The whole way I was seasick and cold. The air on the ship was stale and smelled disgusting. My only relief came when we had to scramble down the netting onto the transport boat. The cool, fresh, sea air came as a comfort compared to the air on the ship. I was tightly packed between two really tall men on the transport, so I couldn't see out to the horizon.
When we landed on the beach, we came under heavy machine gun fire. It was downpouring and cold. I will spare you the details, I wish I had that option. I Hope this final movement ends the war so we can all go home.
Battle of the Buldge