Hi Guys, I am a VietNam Veteran, and as I approach my 64th birthday I am spending more and more time looking at history. I know that Hindsight is 20-20, but there are some things that seem so obvious to me, that the question has to be asked. If some of you old timers can answer this question, I would appreciate it. It is my understanding that all of the batteries that were made for U-Boats were made by the Varta Corporation in two plants in Germany. It is also my understanding that these plants were never bombed by the allies. Why? A U-Boat without batteries becomes a small, slow surface ship. I suspect that Germany was probably way ahead of everyone else in battery technology, and probably sold their batteries to every other country, including the allies. The factories were therefore on the "no hit" list, as this would cut into the profits being made by the Military Industrial Complex of all countries involved in WW2 If I sound like a cynic, you are correct. Remember, I am a VietNam Vet.