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Today in World War II History—Feb. 5, 1944

Submarine USS U-3008 (former German sub U-3008) with snorkel raised. (US Navy photo)

Submarine USS U-3008 (former German sub U-3008) with snorkel raised. (US Navy photo)

75 Years Ago—Feb. 5, 1944: Germans deploy the first U-boat with a “Schnorchel” to increase time a submarine could stay submerged.

Colossus Computer at Bletchley Park in England is first used to decode German messages.

New songs in Top Ten: “Besame Mucho” and “Mairzy Doats.”

Movie premiere of first of 15-part Captain America serial, the first theatrical release featuring a Marvel character, starring Dick Purcell & Lorna Gray.