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80-G-79390: Air Attacks on German U-boats, WWII

80-G-79390:   Air Attacks on German U-boats, WWII.   German U-boat incident #3992.  Plane attack, August 9, 1943, on German submarine 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 on conning tower is a “smiling sawfish”.   44 survivors were picked up by a destroyer and transferred to USS Card (CVE-11).   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. TBF aircraft attack, August 9, 1943, on German submarine 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 on conning tower is a “smiling sawfish”. 44 survivors were picked up by a destroyer and transferred to USS Card (CVE-11). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. (2015/8/18).
Accession #: 80-G-79390
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