HYDE PARK — The Museum of Science and Industry will celebrate this week the 70th anniversary of the capture of its German submarine U-505.
The U-505 was the only German submarine captured by the United States during World War II and has been on display at the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, since 1954.
Wednesday through Sunday, chief petty officers from the Great Lakes Naval Base and submariners will be available to talk about the capture of the German submarine.
Shipwreck diver Joe Mazraani will be at the museum at 2:30 p.m. Saturday to talk about discovering the U-550, a German submarine that sank off the coast of Massachusetts.
On Sunday, historians, curators, and others will discuss the history of the U-505 and how it came to Chicago at 1:30 p.m.
The museum is offering free admission through Friday for Illinois residents.
The U-505 exhibit requires an additional timed ticket that is not included with general admission.
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