CGC Spencer vs. U-175, 1943
Official Caption: "WHEN A CIGARETTE HITS THE SPOT: Floundering in the North Atlantic after their U-boat's raiding of the Allied shipping lanes had been ended abruptly by depth charges from a Coast Guard combat cutter, these German seamen were picked up by the cutter's crew, bundled in blankets and treated to cigarettes, which they hadn't tasted in years, helped knock the fight out of these erst-while warriors of the 'master race.'" Date: 17 April 1943; Photo No.: 1582; Photographer: Jack January Source - NARA Description: Aboard Spencer: Back row, left to right: Maschinenmaat Hermann Küffner (smoking); unknown; Funkmaat Hermann Kohler (facing camera) and Maschinist Helmut Schlosser behind Kohler. Laying down in front of them is Mechanikersmaat Herbert Brunken.

Photo by: USCG Historian's Office -- Scott Price (& NARA) |  VIRIN: 240621-G-G0000-020.JPG