Re: RARA-AVIS: James Lee Burke

Date: 14 Dec 2000 wrote:
> A question for Burke readers, and any others who are interested.
> At the beginning of Dixie City Jam, Robicheaux describes a WW II
> German sub that rests at the bottom of the Gulf, off New Orleans.
> He then relates how German subs used to lie waiting at the mouth of
> the Mississippi for cargo ships to come down the River; they would
> then torpedo these ships. Does anyone know if this is true. Did
> this actually happen during the war? Any info would be
> appreciated. Thanks, Len Engel

Yep. There's this article: that seems to cover it pretty thoroughly.


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