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CGC Spencer sinks U-175 in 1943
240621-G-G0000-035.JPG Photo By: USCG Historian's Office--Scott Price (& NARA)

At Sea - Official Caption: "CORNED BEEF BREAKS GERMAN ARROGANCE: German prisoners from a sunken U-boat in the North Atlantic find the chow on a Coast Guard combat cutter to their liking. Their bitter arrogance, evident immediately after the capture, disappeared in a hurry and gave way to broad smiles as mess attendants spread a dinner of corn beef and cabbage on the table. It was their first meal aboard the cutter and the best they had eaten in weeks." Date: 17 April 1943; Photo No.: 1603 Photographer: Jack January Source - NARA Description: Aboard Spencer; Back row facing the camera, left to right: Maschinenmaat Erwin Geimeir; Mechanikersmaat Herbert Brunken; Maschinengefreiter Gustav Brückmann, & Maschinenobergefreiter Walter Schroeder.


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