The U-505 exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry is truly remarkable. This U boat is one of five remaining from WWII worldwide with U-505 being the only one ever captured (and in one piece) during WWII. We took a tour of this boat to get a perspective of what it was like to live on it. The space was sparse. It was hot and humid, I couldn’t even begin to imagine what it was like during war time. And did I mention it was really really cramp in there? Even though we were able to get a taste of what it was like on the U-505 during its time at sea, it was just a small bite. I couldn’t imagine being down 200 meters under the sea surface with the body heat of a 100 other men while having a destroyer dropping depth charges on you. It is a scary scary thought.
I hope everyone had a great weekend!