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CGC Spencer sinks U-175 in 1943
240621-G-G0000-024.JPG Photo By: USCG Historian's Office -- Scott Price (& NARA)

At Sea - Official Caption: "NO MORE RAIDS FOR THESE U-BOAT CREWMEN: These deflated German seamen will make no more forays on the North Atlantic ship lanes. Lucky to slide out of the escape hatch as their sub was shattered and sunk by depth charges from a Coast Guard combat cutter, 41 of the Nazis were fished out of the sea to become prisoners of war on two Coast Guard cutters." Date: 17 April 1943; Photo No.: 1589 Photographer: Jack January Source – NARA Description: Aboard Spencer: Right to left: Funkobergefreiter Rudolf March; Matrosenobergefreiter Ewald Urbanek; Matrosengefreiter Jean Bamberg; Fähnrich (Ing.) Karl Völker; Maschinenobergefreiter Werner Bickel (with head turned to his right in front of Völker).


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