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Type XIV submarine

The Type XIV U-boat was a modification of the Type IXD, designed to resupply other U-boats, being the only submarine tenders built which were not surface ships. They were nicknamed "Milchkuh/Milchkühe". Due to its large size, the Type XIV could resupply other boats with 613 t of fuel, 13 t of motor oil, four torpedoes, fresh food, preserved in refrigerator units. In addition, the boats were equipped with bakeries, in order to provide the luxury of fresh bread for crews being resupplied, they had no torpedo tubes or deck guns, only anti-aircraft guns. In 1942, the milk cows allowed the smaller Type VIIC boats to raid the American coast during the "Second Happy Time" of the Battle of the Atlantic; the milk cows were priority targets for Allied forces, as sinking one milk cow would curtail the operations of several regular U-boats and force them to return home for supplies. Ultra intercepts provided information concerning sailing and routing, this, coupled with improved Allied radar and air coverage in the North Atlantic, eliminated most of them during 1943.

By the end of the war all ten had been sunk. Milk cow duty was hazardous. German Type XIV submarines were shortened versions of the Type IXDs; the boats had a displacement of 1,688 tonnes when at 1,932 tonnes while submerged. The U-boats had a total length of 67.10 m, a pressure hull length of 48.51 m, a beam of 9.35 m, a height of 11.70 m, a draught of 6.51 m. The submarines were powered by two Germaniawerft supercharged four-stroke, six-cylinder diesel engines producing a total of 2,800–3,200 metric horsepower for use while surfaced, two Siemens-Schuckert 2 GU 345/38-8 double-acting electric motors producing a total of 750 metric horsepower for use while submerged, they had two propellers. The boats were capable of operating at depths of up to 240 metres; the submarines had a maximum surface speed of 14.4–14.9 knots and a maximum submerged speed of 6.2 knots. When submerged, the boats could operate for 120 nautical miles at 2 knots; the boats were not fitted with torpedo tubes or deck guns, but had two 3.7 cm SK C/30 anti-aircraft guns with 2500 rounds as well as a 2 cm C/30 gun with 3000 rounds.

The boats had a complement of fifty-three. Ten boats of this type were commissioned: U-459, commissioned 15 November 1941, scuttled 24 July 1943 U-460, commissioned 24 December 1941, sunk 4 October 1943 U-461, commissioned 30 January 1942, sunk 30 July 1943 U-462, commissioned 5 March 1942, sunk 30 July 1943 U-463, commissioned 2 April 1942, sunk 15 May 1943 U-464, commissioned 30 April 1942, scuttled 20 August 1942 U-487, commissioned 21 December 1942, sunk 13 July 1943 U-488, commissioned 1 February 1943, sunk 26 April 1944 U-489, commissioned 8 March 1943, sunk 4 August 1943 U-490, commissioned 27 March 1943, sunk 12 June 1944Fourteen planned Type XIVs were cancelled. Three of them were about 75% complete when work was stopped in 1944; the other eleven boats had not been laid down when they were cancelled on 27 May 1944. On that same day Karl Dönitz stopped construction on the Type XX U-boats, large transport boats that would not have been ready until mid-1945. Gröner, Erich. U-boats and mine warfare vessels.

German Warships 1815–1945. 2. Translated by Thomas, Keith. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-593-4. Neistlé, Axel. German U-Boat Losses during World War II: Details of Destruction. Havertown: Frontline Books. Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Milkcows". German U-boats of WWII - Retrieved 20 April 2015. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Type XIV Milch Cows". German U-boats of WWII - Retrieved 20 April 2015. "Slaughter of the Milk Cows" at

The Flame Breathers

"The Flame Breathers" is the 12th pulp magazine story to feature The Avenger. Written by Paul Ernst, it was published in the September 1940 issue of The Avenger magazine. With this issue, The Avenger magazine switched to a bi-monthly schedule; this novel was re-published under its original title by Paperback Library on May 1, 1973. Four Polish scientists and a private detective die. A beautiful woman with black hair thwarts the Justice Inc. team repeatedly. A small strange man seems to be implicated in the scheme. Benson finds no chemical explanation for the flames and explosions, he investigates, his aides playing small roles. Benson is betrayed by his white hair; the plot is complex: two gangs, each backed by a financier, fight for control of a secret process, discovered by the four scientists, that can turn water into an energy source. The black-haired woman seeks justice for the death of the reporter, her brother, gets it as Benson causes the gangs destroy one another; the small man, lab assistant to the four scientists, taking the secret of getting energy from water to the grave with him

B. Traven

B. Traven was the pen name of a German novelist, whose real name, nationality and place of birth and details of biography are all subject to dispute. One of the few certainties about Traven's life is that he lived for years in Mexico, where the majority of his fiction is set—including The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; the film adaptation of the same name won three Academy Awards in 1948. Every detail of Traven's life has been disputed and hotly debated. There were many hypotheses on the true identity of B. Traven, some of them wildly fantastic. Most agree that Traven was Ret Marut, a German stage actor and anarchist, who left Europe for Mexico around 1924, who had edited an anarchist newspaper in Germany called Der Ziegelbrenner and who himself operated under the same pseudonym; some researchers further argue that Marut/Traven's real name was Otto Feige and that he was born in Schwiebus in Brandenburg, modern-day Świebodzin in Poland. B. Traven in Mexico is connected with the names of Berick Traven Torsvan and Hal Croves, both of whom appeared and acted in different periods of the writer's life.

Both, denied being Traven and claimed that they were his literary agents only, representing him in contacts with his publishers. B. Traven is the author of twelve novels, one book of reportage and several short stories, in which the sensational and adventure subjects combine with a critical attitude towards capitalism. B. Traven's best known works include the novels The Death Ship from 1926, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre from 1927, the so-called "Jungle Novels" known as the Caoba cyclus; the Jungle Novels are a group of six novels, published in the years 1930–1939 and set among Mexican Indians just before and during the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century. B. Traven's novels and short stories became popular as early as the interwar period and retained this popularity after the Second World War. Most of B. Traven's books were published in German first and their English editions appeared later; this claim is not taken seriously. The writer with the pen name B. Traven appeared on the German literary scene in 1925, when the Berlin daily Vorwärts, the organ of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, published the first short story signed with this pseudonym on 28 February.

Soon, it published Traven's first novel, Die Baumwollpflücker, which appeared in installments in June and July of the same year. The expanded book edition was published in 1926 by the Berlin-based Buchmeister publishing house, owned by the left-leaning trade-unions-affiliated book sales club Büchergilde Gutenberg; the title of the first book edition was Der Wobbly, a common name for members of the anarcho-syndicalist trade union Industrial Workers of the World. In the book, Traven introduced for the first time the figure of Gerald Gales, an American sailor who looks for a job in different occupations in Mexico consorting with suspicious characters and witnessing capitalistic exploitation not losing his will to fight and striving to draw joy from life. In the same year, the book club Büchergilde Gutenberg, Traven's publishing house until 1939, published his second novel Das Totenschiff; the main character of the novel is again Gerard Gales, a sailor who, having lost his documents forfeits his identity, the right to normal life and home country and is forced to work as a stoker's helper in difficult conditions on board a "death ship", which sails on suspicious voyages around the European and African coasts.

The novel is an accusation of the greed of capitalist employers and bureaucracy of officials who deport Gale from the countries where he is seeking refuge. In the light of findings of Traven's biographers, The Death Ship may be regarded as a novel with autobiographical elements. Assuming that B. Traven is identical with the revolutionary Ret Marut, there is a clear parallel between the fate of Gale and the life of the writer himself, devoid of his home country, who might have been forced to work in a boiler room of a steamer on a voyage from Europe to Mexico. Traven's best known novel, apart from The Death Ship, was The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, published first in German in 1927 as Der Schatz der Sierra Madre; the action of the book is again set in Mexico, its main characters are a group of American adventurers and gold seekers. In 1948 the book was filmed under the same title by the Hollywood director John Huston; the film, starring Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston, was a great commercial success, in 1949 it won three Academy Awards.

The figure of Gerald Gales returned in Traven's next book, The Bridge in the Jungle, serialized in Vorwärts in 1927 and published in an extended book form in 1929. In the novel, Traven first dealt in detail with the question of the Indians living in America and with the differences between Christian and Indian cultures in Latin America. In 1929 B. Traven's most extensive book The White Rose was published.

Tvornica Autobusa Zagreb

Tvornica Autobusa Zagreb was a Yugoslavian and Croatian bus and truck manufacturer, which had its headquarters in Dubrava, Zagreb. The company's most famous product was TAZ Dubrava 14, it became defunct in 2000. Production of buses, which were based on a wooden frame, started in Zagreb in 1930. In 1948 it adopted the name "Autokaroserija Zagreb", but production still rested on the buses based on a wooden frame. In 1950, cooperation was established with the factory FAP from Priboj and Famos from Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina and in 1954 the factory TAZ was transferred to the district Dubrava in Zagreb. In 1969, the company founded FAP Famos Beograd which included FAP, Famos and TAZ, as well as Sanos from Skopje, North Macedonia. Sanos buses were built with motors positioned at the rear, while buses Dubrava, depending on the type, have motors located on the front or rear. Both Sanos and Dubrava had a similar design for the middle part of the body, while the difference in physical appearance of both brands' was the front side of the bus body.

In the same year collaboration has been with the company Daimler-Benz making model range was based on new technologies. In 1980 the factory employed 1,200 people and produced an average of 500-600 vehicles, buses exported to, among others, Finland and others. In 1991, when Croatia regained its independence and disconnected from Yugoslavia, production began to decline and in the late 1990s has been stopped which resulted from, among others, a reduction in the home market. TAZ Neretva TAZ 1419 TAZ 1427 TAZ Dubrava

Walter Jordan

Walter Lee Jordan is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'7" forward born in Perry and from Purdue University, Jordan played one season with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA, he grabbed 42 rebounds in 30 games. Jordan led Northrop High School, in, to the single-class 1974 Indiana state basketball championship, under the guidance of Robert Dille, he was named to "Top 50″ All-time Northeast Indiana's Athletes of the Century and was inducted into Afro-American Hall of Fame, Ft. Wayne, he was named by the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the 1999 Silver Anniversary Team, inducted into the Hall in 2003. Jordan was a major star at Purdue University from 1975 through 1978, he was two-time team MVP, three-time All-Big Ten and two time 1st Team All-Big Ten. He led the team in scoring three years, led the team in rebounding two years, ended with a career average of 17 points a game, ranking him 6th on Purdue's career scoring history, he is Purdue's 3rd all-time rebounder.

He was a member of the 1977 gold medal winning World University Games team which featured Larry Bird, Sidney Moncrief, Darrell Griffith, Dave Corzine, Calvin Natt and Freeman Williams. In addition to his NBA season, Jordan played in the Spanish League for two seasons, he was named 1st All-WBA for the 1978 -- 79 season. Jordan lives in Atlanta where he is Executive Director/coach of Team Impact, Inc. an amateur youth basketball program

The Wedding! (comics)

"The Wedding!" is a story from The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 in which Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker get married. It was published in 1987 and written by David Michelinie, featuring cover art by John Romita Sr. Spider-Man is web slinging through town and runs into Electro, he defeats him and returns home, to find Mary Jane in the process of moving in. MJ leaves for a photo shoot, leaving Peter to ponder how on earth he'll be able to provide for him and MJ. Peter takes his photos of Spider-Man defeating Electro to the Daily Bugle and is surprised by the staff with a party in honor of his upcoming wedding to Mary Jane. J. Jonah Jameson arrives irritated, starts to complain about why they are hosting a party when they're supposed to be working; as soon as Peter leaves, he states. Peter is able to sleep that night, contemplating his impending wedding; the next day he meets Mary Jane. He goes down to one knee, asking her to marry him once again. "I hate cleaning footprints off the ceiling," she responds with a smile.

They both can't help shake their worries about the wedding. Mary Jane leaves for a meeting, where her old boyfriend presents her with two tickets to Paris, that she can only take if she skips the wedding. Peter goes to Aunt May's house, goes through a scrap book, remembering his most prominent times with Mary Jane. MJ and her aunt arrive, they announce the upcoming marriage to their family, she leaves in a Ferrari with her ex-boyfriend, Peter takes the subway home. Both are starting to have second thoughts about their marriage; when they meet up again that night, Spidey takes MJ out web-slinging to clear their heads. The next day, Peter's best man, Flash Thompson, his best friend, Harry Osborn, take Peter out for a bachelor party, but he's beginning to show his true feelings about the wedding, they try to convince him. Meanwhile, Mary Jane is having a grand party across town. Peter decides to go home for the night, has nightmares about all of his enemies trying to attack MJ, being helpless to stop them.

He wakes up in a sweat. Meanwhile, MJ is out with Liz Allan, wondering the same. At City Hall, all of the guests are in attendance, but both Peter and Mary Jane are late, leaving everyone confused. At the last minute, they both are married by Mary Jane's uncle, judge Spenser Watson. MJ gives Peter the tickets to France with which her ex-boyfriend tried to tempt her, they go off on their honeymoon to begin their new life together, as Mr. and Mrs. Parker; the wedding occurred in the Spider-Man comic and in the daily news strip. The marriage between Peter and Mary Jane was so strong than Mephisto wanted it. In an attempt to save Aunt May's life, the 2007 storyline, Spider-Man: One More Day erased the wedding from continuity by Mephisto. Both participants are single again. How the changes prevented the wedding was explained in the storyarc O. M. I. T. In the first issue, Spider-Man stops his gang. One of the gang members, makes note of the arresting officer's name. Mephisto, as a red pigeon, swoops down and unlocks the door of the police car Eddie is in.

The officers are all occupied with cuffing Eddie escapes. Spider-Man is out patrolling that night and hears the gunshots of Eddie shooting at the arresting officer and his wife. While saving the cop and his wife, Spider-Man gets hit in the head with a cinder block, he tackles him off the side of a building. Spider-Man misses his web shot to save them because of the cinder block to the head, so he turns his body to absorb the impact and they both crash to the ground with Eddie on top of Spider-Man. On the wedding morning, MJ shows up; when he wakes up and rushes to where the wedding was to take place, he finds Mary Jane there and the two decide to take what happened as an omen and live together. At that point, the bulk of the Spider-Man stories from that point to the events of One More Day take place as they did but with the two as a couple and living together while being unmarried. However, Mary Jane makes it clear she does not want to be an unmarried mother, thus Peter and MJ never conceive their child.

Stan Lee, who co-created Spider-Man and was writing the Spider-Man newspaper strip at the time, recounted: I suggested to whoever was in charge, they thought it was a good idea, too. Now, I wanted to find a way to have them get married in the comics books and the newspaper strip at the same time. There is no way I can explain to you how difficult that was, because the comics books are written two or three months ahead, the newspaper strip is written a certain period of time ahead. To synchronize the two was impossible; the Spider-Man strip had one storyline going on, in the newspaper strip we had a different storyline going on, in order to make them sort of come together so there'd be a marriage... well, it was the toughest thing creatively that I think I have done or the people at Marvel had done. Marvel's promotion director Steve Saffel came up with the idea of having a famous fashion designer make the design for Mary Jane's dress; the newspaper strip version of the wedding was dedicated to designer Will Smith, who died shortly after designing Mary Jane's wedding gown.

There have been several references and adaptations of The Wedding!. In the MC2 timeline and Mary Jane remain married, the annual remains part of its c