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RE: U-509 info in German, need trasnslating Bitte.
Posted by: Michael Lowrey ()
Date: November 28, 2000 11:39PM

<HTML>C.E.,

Here\'s your translation:

\"U 857/KL Rudolf Premauer: Missing (lost) since April 1945 in the Western Atlantic along the U.S. East Coast.

U 857 last reported on March 7, 1945 from position 45°N, 36°W with course for Cape Hatteras. No definite explanation exists for the loss of this boat. However, the possibility exists that U 857 was sunk on April 30, 1945 at position 36° 34\' N, 74°W by the U.S. frigate Natchez and destroyer escorts Bostwick, Coffman, and Thomas.

The location of the sinkng is also assigned to the U 879, as a result it is uncertain whether U 857 or U 879 was sunk by the Natchez and the destroyer escorts.

The earlier supposition that the U 857 was sunk on April 7, 1945 along the U.S. East Coast in the Gulf of Maine by the U.S. destroyer escort Gustafson with a Hedgehog is incorrect.

The attack of the U.S. frigates Knoxville, Eugene, and the destroyer escorts Micka and Gustafson was not (directed) against an U-boat.

59 KIA, Position: U.S. East Coast.\"

Sounds like U 857 and U 879 were both operating off the U.S. East Coast. One got sunk at the position given.

What\'s the listing for U 879 say?
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