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German_U-848_Sinking_by_VPB-107_Aircraft

IXD2 Ordered 20 Jan 1941 Laid down 6 Jan 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1054) Launched 6 Oct 1942 Commissioned 20 Feb 1943 Korvkpt. Wilhelm Rollmann (Knights Cross) Commanders 20 Feb 1943 - 5 Nov 1943 FrgKpt. Wilhelm Rollmann (Knights Cross) Career 1 patrol 20 Feb 1943 - 31 Jul 1943 4. Flottille (training) 1 Aug 1943 - 5 Nov 1943 12. Flottille (active service) Successes 1 ship sunk, total tonnage 4,573 GRT Fate Sunk 5 Nov, 1943 in the South Atlantic south-west of Ascension Island, in approximate position 10.09S, 18.00W, by depth charges from 3 Liberator and 2 Mitchell aircraft (VB-107 & US Army 1st Compron). 63 dead (all hands lost).

German_U-848_Sinking_by_VPB-107_Aircraft
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