U-505 survives a direct hit
10th November 1942: A surprise attack favours the attacker - but the fortunes of war are not straightforward
On 10th November 1942 U boat U-505 was patrolling off Trinidad. It was a tense time, the crew did not warm to their new commander Kapitzinleutnant Zschech, who did not wholly inspire confidence. Over the previous days, they had had to repeatedly crash dive as they were hunted by Allied aircraft.
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