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18 Mar 1940

  • German bombers attacked Dutch trawler Protinus off Ijmuiden, the Netherlands, killing several people including the captain and the first mate. 10 found their way to the lifeboat but 2 of them would perish before they were found by submarine HMS Unity 6 days later. ww2dbase [Ijmuiden | CPC]
14 May 1943

31 Dec 1944

  • 18 Type XXVIIB5 Seehund submarines set sail from IJmuiden, Netherlands on their first mission, but an unexpected storm would destroy 16 of them before they reached their targets. ww2dbase [Type XXVII | IJmuiden, Noord-Holland | CPC]

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