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Crew of USS Spencer cared for rescued U-175 sailors, North Atlantic, 500 nautical miles WSW of Ireland, 17 Apr 1943, photo 2 of 2

Caption     Crew of USS Spencer cared for rescued U-175 sailors, North Atlantic, 500 nautical miles WSW of Ireland, 17 Apr 1943, photo 2 of 2 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   26-G-1570
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Photos on Same Day 17 Apr 1943
Photos at Same Place Atlantic Ocean
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
25 Feb 2009 07:37:25 PM

The Germans built 1,162 U-boats during WWII and manned them with 49,000 officers and men. Almost all the boats had been used operationally. When the war ended, and total losses counted the germans lost 785 boats with 28,000 of their crews and another 5,000 crewman captured. Today you can visit the U-505, that was captured off the coast of Africa 4 June 1944, and was the only enemy man-of-war to be captured by the U.S.Navy since the War of 1812. The submarine is now on display at the Museum of Science & Industry Chicago, Illinois.
2. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
25 Feb 2009 07:44:26 PM

During WWII The Allies also lost 4,600 merchant ships sunk, and the loss of 175 Allied warships. Over 30,000 Allied sailors and merchant seaman were killed as a result of U-boat attacks.
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
2 Mar 2009 10:27:06 PM

US Coast Guardsman John Tumas, radioman third class of Boston, Mass., pours coffee for the shivering sailors aboard Spencer.
4. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
22 Jun 2019 10:52:28 PM

German survivors from left to right are: Matrosenobergefreiter Max Klinger (facing to his right with face is barely visible), Maschinenobergefreiter Werner Bickel (with cigarette), Maschinenobergefreiter Walter Schröder, Fähnrich (Ing.) Karl Völker, Matrosengefreiter Jean Bamberg (with upraised arm), and Matrosenobergefreiter Ewald Urbanek.

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