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USCGC Spencer battles & sinks the U-175.
240621-G-G0000-013.JPG Photo By: USCG Historian's Office (& NARA)

North Atlantic - Official Caption: "CLAMBERING INTO CAPTIVITY: Nearly an hour after he slipped through the sinking U-boat's escape hatch, the jaws of this Nazi are still clamped on his artificial lung. He is one of 22 prisoners taken aboard a Coast Guard combat cutter after a second Coast Guard cutter had sunk the German sea marauder in the mid-Atlantic action. The Coast Guard craft were protecting a convoy and intercepted the U-boat as it attempted to slip within torpedo range of the Allied merchantmen." Date: 17 April 1943; Photo No.: 1568; Photographer: Bob Gates Source - NARA Description: U-175 crewman Matrosenobergefreiter Dieter Wolf, one of the last two men off the U-boat before it sank, climbs aboard Duane to safety.


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