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Today in World War II History—July 11, 1942

German U-boat U-255 returning to port after attack on Convoy PQ-17, flying four victory pennants and the flag of the merchant ship Paulus Potter (US Naval History and Heritage Command: NH71317)

German U-boat U-255, painted white in Arctic camouflage, returning to port after attack on Convoy PQ-17, flying four victory pennants and the flag of the merchant ship Paulus Potter (US Naval History & Heritage Command: NH71317)

80 Years Ago—July 11, 1942: Allied Arctic convoy PQ-17 arrives in ports in northern Russia, having lost 22 of 33 cargo ships plus two auxiliary vessels, to German U-boats and aircraft—on board these sunken ships, 430 tanks, 210 aircraft, 3350 vehicles & 100,000 tons of material are lost.

FBI arrests 158 German citizens in New York in a spy crackdown.

New song in Top Ten: “This Is Worth Fighting For.”

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