Saturday, January 4, 2014

Germany's Monsun Gruppe Wolfpack

Back on Dec. 6, 2013, I also mentioned that the U-168 was a member of Germany's Monsun Gruppe of submarines, something else I had never heard of before.


The Monsun Gruppe (or Monsoon Group) was a German U-boat operation in the Pacific and Indian oceans. The site crefers to it as "perhaps the most special 'wolfpack' in the war as they operated very far away from Germany, mainly in the Indian Ocean out of Japanese provided bases in Indonesia." The submarines operated out of bases at Panang, Jakarta and Sabang from 1943-1945.

The group's 1943 operations were often referred to as "The Happy Days" because shipping in the Indian Ocean operated as if in peacetime, providing lots of targets.

Finding Out All Sorts of Things. --GreGen

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