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Schematic of a German Wetter-Funkgerät Land (Weather Radio for Land) or WFL manufactured by the Siemens-Schuckert corporation. On 22 Oct 1943, WFL #26 was deployed by U-537 as Weather Station Kurt on the Labrador coastGerman Weather Station Kurt set up on the Hutton Peninsula, Labrador, Dominion of Newfoundland (now Canada) on 22 Oct 1943
Schematic of a German Wetter-Funkgerät Land (Weather Radio for Land) or WFL manufactured by the Siemens-Schuckert corporation. On 22 Oct 1943, WFL #26 was deployed by U-537 as Weather Station Kurt on the Labrador coastGerman Weather Station Kurt set up on the Hutton Peninsula, Labrador, Dominion of Newfoundland (now Canada) on 22 Oct 1943
Inflatable rubber rafts on the after deck of German U-537 in Martin Bay, Labrador, Dominion of Newfoundland (now Canada) on 22 Oct 1943. The rafts were used to take pieces of Weather Station Kurt ashore to the Hutton Peninsula.Type IXC/40 submarine U-537 at anchor in Martin Bay, Labrador, Dominion of Newfoundland (now Canada) on 22 Oct 1943. Crewmen can be seen on deck offloading components of Weather Station Kurt into rubber rafts.
Inflatable rubber rafts on the after deck of German U-537 in Martin Bay, Labrador, Dominion of Newfoundland (now Canada) on 22 Oct 1943. The rafts were used to take pieces of Weather Station Kurt ashore to the Hutton Peninsula.Type IXC/40 submarine U-537 at anchor in Martin Bay, Labrador, Dominion of Newfoundland (now Canada) on 22 Oct 1943. Crewmen can be seen on deck offloading components of Weather Station Kurt into rubber rafts.
Type IXC/40 submarine U-537 at anchor in Martin Bay, Labrador, Dominion of Newfoundland (now Canada) on 22 Oct 1943. The photo is taken from the site of Weather Station Kurt on the Hutton Peninsula.Civilian technician Dr. Kurt Sommermeyer aboard U-537 in the Labrador Sea listening to signals transmitted by Weather Station Kurt (named for Sommermeyer) broadcasting from the Labrador coast, 24 Oct 1943.
Type IXC/40 submarine U-537 at anchor in Martin Bay, Labrador, Dominion of Newfoundland (now Canada) on 22 Oct 1943. The photo is taken from the site of Weather Station Kurt on the Hutton Peninsula.Civilian technician Dr. Kurt Sommermeyer aboard U-537 in the Labrador Sea listening to signals transmitted by Weather Station Kurt (named for Sommermeyer) broadcasting from the Labrador coast, 24 Oct 1943.
Canadian Coast Guard shore party making the first examination of the remnants of German Weather Station Kurt on the Hutton Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on 21 Jul 1981, 38 years after it was deployed.
Canadian Coast Guard shore party making the first examination of the remnants of German Weather Station Kurt on the Hutton Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on 21 Jul 1981, 38 years after it was deployed.
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