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USCGC Spencer battles & sinks the U-175.
240621-G-G0000-012.JPG Photo By: USCG Historian's Office (& NARA)

North Atlantic - Official Caption: "NAZI SEEKS AID: One of the Germans to escape, when a Coast Guard convoy cutter sank their submarine in the Atlantic, this Nazi lifts hands and voice in a plea for help." Date: 17 April 1943; Photo No.: 1567; Photographer: Jack January Source - NARA Description: This sailor was identified as Obersteurmann Helmut Klotzch. Some of the U-175's crew later joked that while still aboard the U-boat just prior to abandoning it Klotzch ordered the men not to call out for assistance once they entered the water. Klotzch was rescued by Spencer.


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