Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

80-G-79388: Air Attacks on German U-boats, WWII.

80-G-79388:  Air Attacks on German U-boats, WWII.  German U-boat incident #3992, August 9, 1943:   Plane attack on the U-boat, U-664, by Ensign P. M. Rockett, USNR, from USS Card (CVE-11).   Crew can be seen on the conning tower making ready to abandon ship which is going down by the stern for the last time.  Insignia is a “smiling swordfish.”  44 survivors were picked up by a destroyer and transferred to Card.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.     (2015/8/18).
Caption: Air Attacks on German U-boats, WWII. German U-boat incident #3992, August 9, 1943: Plane attack on the U-boat, U-664, by Ensign P. M. Rockett, USNR, from USS Card (CVE-11). Crew can be seen on the conning tower making ready to abandon ship which is going down by the stern for the last time. Insignia is a “smiling swordfish.” 44 survivors were picked up by a destroyer and transferred to Card. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. (2015/8/18).
Accession #: 80-G-79388
Related Content
Topic
Document Type
Wars & Conflicts
File Formats
Location of Archival Materials