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Brothers Recall Their Father Who Perished on Eagle 56

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Brothers Recall Their Father Who Perished on Eagle 56

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Ivar A. Westerlund was one of the servicemen killed aboard Eagle 56, which went down on the Gulf of Maine on April 23, 1945. His surviving sons share their recollections of their heroic father.

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The sinking of the U.S. Navy warship Eagle 56 off the New England coast in April 1945 has long been a mystery. The Navy's official report concluded it was a mechanical failure, while others pointed to a startling killer: a Nazi U-boat hunting within sight of American shores. For the last four years, a team of civilian investigators has been trying to solve this 75-year-old whodunit. Now, aided by another amateur sleuth, they've found evidence that could finally solve this cold case and rewrite history.

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