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CGC Spencer sinks U-175 in 1943
240621-G-G0000-021.JPG Photo By: USCG Historian's Office -- Scott Price (& NARA)

At Sea - Official Caption: "HIS WAR CAREER IS 'WASHED UP': This German U-Boat officer, hauled in from the sea and wrapped in blankets, is marked for a prison camp 'somewhere in Britain.' His submarine blasted to the bottom of the North Atlantic is [sic] battle with a Coast Guard combat cutter, the Nazi appears to be struggling to prevent a smile from breaking though a mask of haughtiness. He is being escorted to the ward room." Date: 17 April 1943; Photo No.: 1584; Photographer: Jack January Source - NARA Description: Left to right: SN1c Anthony Volonino (from Lowell, MA); Leutnant zur See Paul Möller (in blanket); WT2c King George (from Zalma, MO); & ENS Victor Belluci (from Mansfield, MA). Möller was the highest ranking POW aboard Spencer.


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