Recently people have been joining me on my Sunday Walks in Downtown Albany. Typically, I walk in Albany when I'm scheduled as a tour guide on the USS Slater. A slide show and a map are detailed at this blog entry. I plan on walking on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. You can contact me at:

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

This day, seventy years ago, 06/17/1942

The next day I will be available for tours is Sunday, 06/17/2012. If it's a Sunny day I start with a walk around Albany (approx. 5K, 3+ miles) at 9:00 AM. Visitors are welcome to tag along but please send me an email.

Seventy years ago on this day, Wednesday, June 17rd, 1942 (during the Battle of the Atlantic four merchant ships were sunk): the unescorted American steam merchant Millinocket was torpedoed and sunk by the U-129; the unescorted Norwegian steam tanker Moira was was torpedoed and then sunk by gunfire by the U-158; the unescorted Panamanian steam merchant San Blas was torpedoed and sunk by the U-158; and sailing with Convoy KS-511, the American steam merchant Santore struck a mine and sank in the Chesapeake Bay.

HMS Wild Swan ( Royal Navy): World War II: The W-class destroyer was bombed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay by Junkers Ju 88 aircraft of the Luftwaffe.

On June 17rd, 1942 there were 78 U-Boats at Sea (Events this day - U-Boat Net)

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