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CGC Spencer sinks U-175 in 1943
240621-G-G0000-023.JPG Photo By: USCG Historian's Office -- Scott Price (& NARA)

At Sea - Official Caption: "NAZI PRISONERS FARE WELL ON COAST GUARD CUTTER: Earlier that day these German seamen were at their stations aboard a U-boat which was sneaking toward an Allied convoy in the mid-Atlantic. A Coast Guard combat cutter spotted the marauder, plastered it with depth charges and sent it diving to sea bottom. Picked up by Coast Guardsmen, the 41 survivors sat down to a dinner of corn beef and cabbage." Date: 17 April 1943; Photo No.: 1588 Photographer: Jack January Source - NARA Description: Aboard Spencer; Left to right: Maschinenobergefreiter Werner Bickel; Maschinenmaat Hermann Küffner; & Matrosenobergefreiter Ewald Urbanek.


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