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German Espionage and Sabotage Against the U. S. in World War II: German B.d.U. War Diary - 26 May 1942

Related Resources: German Espionage and Sabotage Against the U.S. in World War II


German Navy. B.d.U. War Diary (26 May 1942)

Source: "B.D.U. War Logs, 1 Apr. 1942 - 30 Jun. 1942," Navy Department Library Special Collection. The library has a partial set of non-circulating English-language translations of B.d.U. war diaries prepared by the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence.


Special Operation U-202 and U-584

Boats have orders to land 4 or 5 agents each on the American coast. See appendix: Orders for special operation.

Duties of this group are:

1. Sabotage attacks on targets of economic importance for the war.
2. To stir up discontent and lower fighting resistance.
3. To recruit fresh forces for these duties.
4. To re-establish disconnected communications.
5. To obtain information
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B.d.U
Reg. No. Most Secret 2090 A 2 23 May 1942
MOST SECRET Copy No. 1

Order
for Special Operation
"U-202, U-584"

1) The special operation is the landing, unnoticed, of agents.
2) For point at which agents are to landed see appendix 1a for "U…….", 1b for "U…….".
3) Time of landing is a new moon night in the middle of June. The special operation is therefore to be carried out first. Opportunities of attack on the way out are however to be taken.
4) "U-202" will land group…………….
          "U-584" will land group…………….
5) After completing the special operation boat is to move away 100 miles and report: "Special operation completed," by short signal in accordance with appendix 1a or 1b.

Distribution

B.d.U. Copy No. 1 (signed): JODL
10th U-Flotilla " Nos 3-4 Chief of Operations Department
Spare " No. 5 for B.d.U
Log " No. 2

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MOST SECRET

Appendix to B.d.U.'s Most Secret 2090 of 23.5.42
Appendix 1a to Order for Special Operation "U-202", "U-584"

For "U…………"

1. Agents are to be landed at one of the following points:

a) On the coast of New Jersey S. of Seaside Park at 39 deg. 54 mins. N, 74 deg. 05 mins. W. Short Signal: UDZ 1.
b) On the coast of Long Island off Easthampton at 40 deg. 57 mins. N, 72 deg. 09.5 mins. W. Short signal: UDYH.
c) On the coast of New Jersey off Peck Beach (near Ocean City) at 30 deg.15 mins. N, 74 deg. 36 mins. W. Short signal: UDWF.

2)1)b) Seems the best place, 1)c) the worst.

Distribution: B.d.U. Copy No.1
10th U-Flotilla Copy No. 2-3
Reserve Copy No.4.

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Appendix to B.d.U.'s Most Secret 2090 of 23.5.42

MOST SECRET

Appendix 1b to Order for Special Operation "U-202" and
"U-584" for "U……."

1. Agents are to be landed at one of the following points:

a) On the coast of S. Georgia off Jacksonville beach at 30 deg 14 mins. N, 81 deg. 22 mins. W. Short Signal UDYH
b) On the coast of North Carolina off South Port at 33 deg. 54 mins. N, 78 deg. 5 mins. W. Short signal: UDZI.

2. 1a appears to be better than 1b.

Distribution: B.d.U. Copy No.1
10th U-Flotilla Copy No. 2-3
Spare copy No.4
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Note: BdU or Befehlshaber der Unterseeboote, refers to Commander U-boats, Admiral Karl Doenitz.


3 December 2001