Reinhard Hardegen: Last of the U-boat aces

He ranked No. 24 on the list of Germany’s WWII U-boat aces but, in sheer chutzpah, few could compare with Reinhard Hardegen. Hardegen died in Germany on June 9 at age 105, the last of a breed both reviled and respected for preying on all manner of Allied ships from beneath the waves—a cloak of invisibility that offered them large measures of both risk and reward.

Here is the article at Legion Magazine.