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USCGC Spencer battles & sinks the U-175.
240621-G-G0000-019.JPG Photo By: USCG Historian's Office (& NARA)

North Atlantic - Official Caption: "'CALM DOWN FRITZ, YOU'RE OUT OF THE WAR': Fished out of the Atlantic after a Coast Guard combat cutter had scored a kill over a Nazi submarine with the depth charges, this frightened German seaman is led to the cutter's quarterdeck by two Coast Guardsmen. Forty-one Germans were picked up by two Coast Guard cutters during this mid-ocean action." Date: 17 April 1943; Photo No.: 1581; Photographer: Bob Gates Source - NARA Description: Maschinengefreiter Otto Herzke is escorted by two Duane crewman. Note his escape equipment.


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