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U-200

The Type IXD2 boat U-200 left Bergen on 12 June 1943, under the command of Kapitanleutnant Heinrich Schonder, for its first war cruise in the North Atlantic. On 24 June 1943 it was located about 320 miles south-west of Iceland by Liberator G.R.Mk.1 (AM929) of No.120 Sqd, flown by Flight Lieutenant A.W. Fraser, from Reykjavik en-route to escort convoy ONS11. The Liberator and the U-boat exchanged fire during the attack and the Liberator was hit. However, it dropped four depth charges which straddled the U-boat, as shown here. Oil, bubbles and bodies were seen to come to the surface, and all sixty-two men in the U-boat were killed. With hydraulics damaged and one man wounded, Fraser made a skillful landing back at Reykjavik. Ref: AIR 14/471

U-200
Bigbird, Oct 17, 2011
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