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U-1060

Shown here is the Type VIIF boat U-1060 under attack after running aground. U-1060 left Bodo on 26 October 1944, bound for the Far East under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Herbert Brammer. Between Narvik and Bergen on the following day it was attacked with rockets by a Firefly F.Mk.1 of No. 1771 Squadron, FAA, from the carrier HMS Implacable, and ran aground on the island of Fleina, north-west of Namsos. On 29 October 1944 two Liberators of No.311 (Czech) Squadron, based at Twain, Scotland, and two Halifaxes of No.502 Squadron, based on Stornoway in the Hebrides finished its destruction with rockets and bombs, as shown here. Twelve of the crew were killed in these operations, including Brammer, but forty-three were rescued. Ref: AIR 15/472

U-1060
Bigbird, Sep 13, 2011
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