Shown here is the Type IXC/40 boat U-867 under attack by a Liberator VI of No.224 Squadron on 19 September 1944. U-867 left Kiel on 9 September 1944 under the command of Kapitan zur See Arved von Muhlendahl, but when off Norway on 18 September was attacked with cannon and mg fire by four Mosquito F.B.Mk.VIs and two Mosquito F.B.Mk.XVIIIs of No.248 Squadron from Banff, led by Wing Commander D.G. 'Bill' Sise. Two of the Mosquito VIs, flown by Warrant Officer H.A. Corbin and Flying Officer R.G. Jefferson, also dropped depth charges which exploded near the stern. The U-boat did not sink but on the following day when west of Stadlandet was attaciked by a Liberator G.R.Mk. VI of No. 224 Squadron, based at Milltown, Scotland, and flown by Flying Officer H.H.Rayner. It was left in a crippled state surrounded by dinghies, but none of the men in the dinghies survived and all sixty crew members lost their lives. Ref: ADM 199/2061

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