Saturday, April 12, 2014

Battle of Atlantic Off NC Coast: April 1942

German U-boats were sinking lots of Allied shipping off the U.S. Atlantic coast. These are just the ships sunk off the North Carolina coast. //// April 16th-- ALOCA GUIDE, shelled and sunk by U-123, 6 killed. //// April 16th-- DESERT LIGHT-- freighter, torpedoed and sunk by U-572, 1 killed. //// April 18th-- AXTELL J. BYLES-- tanker, torpedoed by U-136. //// April 19th-- EMPIRE DRYDEN-- freighter, torpedoed and sunk by U-572. //// April 19th-- STEEL MAKER-- freighter, torpedoed and sunk by U-654, 2 killed. //// April 19th-- HARPAGON-- freighter, torpedoed and sunk by U-109, 41 killed. //// And Most People in the U.S. Didn't Even Know How Dire Things Were Going Along the Atlantic Coast. --GreGen

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