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Funeral services aboard United States Coast Guard cutter Spencer 18 Apr 1943 for sailor killed in action against U-175 the day before in the North Atlantic.

Caption   Funeral services aboard United States Coast Guard cutter Spencer 18 Apr 1943 for sailor killed in action against U-175 the day before in the North Atlantic. ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Coast Guard
Identification Code   26-G-1543
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Spencer   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 18 Apr 1943
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 24 Jun 2019

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Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".



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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
24 Jun 2019 10:22:06 PM

The sailor being committed to the deep was Radioman 3rd-class Julius Thomas Petrella who was actually killed by friendly fire. After Spencerís depth charges forced U-175 to the surface, Spencer made a run toward the submarine with guns firing. US Coast Guard cutter Duane was also shooting at the sub. Then the gun crew on one of the armed transports opened fire at the sub but hit the Spencer instead. RM3c Petrella was killed and several were wounded.

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WW2-Era Place Name Atlantic Ocean
Lat/Long 51.6500, -15.2500
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