U-boat patrol in the Barents Sea
1st May 1942: An 'aspirant officer' describes conditions whilst on lookout in the Arctic seas
The Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe were outstandingly successful in May. A total of 170 enemy ships weighing 924,400 BRT were sunk. Of these, the U boat wing alone had destroyed 140 ships weighing 767,400 GRT. A U boat at full speed in the Atlantic. 10-20…
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