Saturday, July 19, 2014

U-172-- Part 2: The Final Battle

The U-172 was sunk 13 December 1943 in the mid-Atlantic Ocean after a 27-hour fight.  It was depth-charged and had Fido-homing torpedoes dropped from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft from the escort carrier USS Bogue.

A destroyer task group consisting of the USS George E. Badger, Clemson, Osmond Ingram and DuPont dropped 200 depth charges on the U-171.

There were 13 dead and 46 survivors from the submarine.


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