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3 years ago
vito
With the assistance of U.R.'s data and some of my file information regarding U 565 (KL Franken), I have generated a web page (link below) to help clarify the "Fire incident on the Daressalam". There are (3) documents (RED arrow on web page) in German that require translation and any assistance with this will be greatly appreciated. It is almost impossible to extract hand written
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4 years ago
vito
Captain George Duffy, a frequent contributor to this forum, has passed. His story "Ambushed Under The Southern Cross" is available at:
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4 years ago
vito
Thanks for the link....
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4 years ago
vito
Haven't heard from Rainer Bruns, Capt. George Duffy and Robert Marple for a while on this forum????
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4 years ago
vito
Info regarding book sources: British Merchant Vessels Lost By Enemy Action During Second World War The standard link is:
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4 years ago
vito
The title of the book is: U 393 Das Turmabzeichen I will try and locate an associate in Germany to research this for me. It's possible that this book is still available. I will post an update on this board if I get a positive response.
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4 years ago
vito
In addition: The book with many photos can be ordered from Rudolf Schneider for 15 Euro. Phone: 07721/503 636 (Villingen, Germany)
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4 years ago
vito
The book title is here:
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4 years ago
vito
John, Curious why you eliminated U-608? U 575 KTB states that U 575 and U 608 both entered St. Nazaire together 28 November 1943 and tied up within 20 minutes of each other Thanks....
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4 years ago
vito
10. U 1209
Trying to locate photo(s) of U 1209.
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4 years ago
vito
The message refers to U 367 (not U 3010),sunk off Hela 15 March 1945. Thanks also for posting the Google Drive link to the other intercepts for U 3010 and U 367.
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4 years ago
vito
Great post....very interesting find.
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4 years ago
vito
Thanks for providing this link....
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4 years ago
vito
Grazie per l'invio di queste informazioni....
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4 years ago
vito
Ozires, Not sure about the gold as I could not locate the ship's manifest. A few links that you might be interested in: (seems like project Orca was a sketchy enterprise)
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4 years ago
vito
Ken, Thanks for the heads-up - Have placed an order through Amazon. Look forward to future volumes. Thanks again.....
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4 years ago
vito
Thanks for posting this....
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4 years ago
vito
Ozires, The ship is most likely the SS Empress of Canada, sunk by the Italian submarine Leonardo Da Vinci. ...She continued to transport ANZAC troops from New Zealand and from Australia to the war zones in Europe until sunk. The return voyage from Europe was not less dangerous than the trip north had been. On 13 March 1943, while en route from Durban, South Africa to Takoradi carrying Itali
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4 years ago
vito
Try this link:
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4 years ago
vito
A tale with similarities - "Encounter With A Submarine":
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4 years ago
vito
His website with Web Links Menu are here:
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4 years ago
vito
You are totally correct.
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4 years ago
vito
Try this link:
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5 years ago
vito
Ken, Thanks for the followup on this....
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5 years ago
vito
Trying to locate a copy of this item: Office of Naval Intelligence Review's 1951 Vol. 6, Parts 1-5, "German U-boats in the Arctic" Any assistance would be appreciated.
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5 years ago
vito
26. Lorient
A very good series regarding the Lorient base and the specific U-boats involved, by Luc Braeuer. Volumes 1 thru 3 (Vol. 3 just recently released) of a 4 volume set have been published. Well worth the price.
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5 years ago
vito
Yurek, Thanks for posting this info...
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5 years ago
vito
KTB U 106 2nd Patrol:
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5 years ago
vito
jliller, The British facility (as you might know) was the Command Plotting Room in the Headquarters Of The Western Approaches (WAC) located at Derby House, Liverpool. It's counterpart across the pond was on Constitution Ave. in Washington, DC at the Old Munitions Building - "Main Navy", Section F-21, Tracking Room. This structure was torn down in 1960. Book Ref: Commanders Wi
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5 years ago
vito
Platon, The possibility related to the sighting is that Italian and French submarines were used as ASW training targets 1943-1945 - check out this post....Casco Bay in Maine is mentioned. Submarine Squadron 7
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