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14 years ago
maryann
I am by no means an expert at all but 2 books that have been useful to me in my personal search for information have been "U-Boat Hunters: Code Breakers, Divers and the Defeat of the U-Boats 1914-1918 by Robert Grant and "The German Submarine War 1914-1918" by R.H.Gibson and M. Prendergast. Good Luck. I'm sure you'll get many a response from this site.
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14 years ago
maryann
Hello Tricia, You are the first person I have heard of who also had a relative on the Bombala. I have a copy of Leading Seaman Leadley's report (one of the survivors) in which he lists the names of those men who were in the lifeboat with him, whether they died at sea or later on the beach, and also the names of those (that he knows of) who were killed on board the Bombala. Your great uncle&#
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14 years ago
maryann
Yves Merci beaucoup
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14 years ago
maryann
Yves, I would very much appeciate a list of the questions, The questions to the yes/no answers may be useful in determining aspects of the event that remain unclear. Don't worry that they are in French as my mother speaks French well enough. Many Thanks MaryAnn omegavonu@hotmail.com
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14 years ago
maryann
David, I requested a copy of File ADM 137/4015 and it is 2 pages containing 48 answers (many just yes or no) to questions that are not provided. It seems to be a report of a debriefing (?) Some of the answers make me wonder how the survivor was aware of these details. It does name Sub-Lt. Allen as being taken prisoner. Do you know if there are any other documents in the archives relating to thi
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14 years ago
maryann
Hello Ladislav! Thanks for your information about the third officer. This has been confirmed. My e-mail is omegavonu@hotmail.com regards MaryAnn
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14 years ago
maryann
David, It is heartening to have the file number of the official account. I'm very grateful and will be following that up, hoping that some further details may come to light. Of course, my questions are, given that we believe Bernhard was picked up approx. an hour after the sinking - Was he picked up by the Master's boat - in which case we will never know what happened to him - or was he
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14 years ago
maryann
Hello Michael, No I'm sorry but I haven't received an e-mail from you which is odd. Some communications do go into my junk mail folder but I check them every day and it's easy enough to retrieve them. Please try to re-send. My e-mail is omegavonu@hotmail.com and many thanks.
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14 years ago
maryann
David, Many Thanks for that information. I am curious to know how it is known that Sub-Lieutenant Allen was taken prisoner. If there were only 1 or 2 survivors (I have read nothing yet to the contrary, and I have only been able to find one name - leading seaman J.Leadley),I have to presume this man (or men) saw this happen or this was information conveyed by U 154 before it was sunk on May 11th.
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14 years ago
maryann
Ladislav, Thankyou for that information. I think I understand that NO officers were taken prisoner by U154 on April 25th. Correct? Kind Regards.
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14 years ago
maryann
I am looking for any information in relation to the sinking of HMS BOMBALA (also known as WILLOW BRANCH) NE of the Cape Verde Islands off Cape Blanco, Mauritania on 25th April 1918. It was sunk by the German submarines U 153 and U 154. My Great-Uncle Bernhard Anderson was a lieutentant (commander?) on the Bombala and according to family records he was picked up an hour after being in the water bu
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