Aircraft vs U boats.

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Aircraft vs U boats.

Post by tigre » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:05 pm

Hello to all :D; browsing the web I stumbled upon this old article ........................................ .

Encounter between a Liberator and a U boot.

The meeting was not friendly and ended with the sinking of the submarine; despite several attempts I could not identify her. The photos were taken from the window of the bomber's waist gun.

Source: http://www.ebay.ie/itm/m12w-ephemera-ww ... SwuxFYspmx

Any idea? TIA. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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The bomber approaches the U boat and receives anti-aircraft fire from the ship .............................
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The Liberator achieved a near hit with one of the depth charges ...........................................
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With her open stern the U boat begins to sink .................................................
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Re: Aircraft vs U boats.

Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:28 pm

Hello Raul,
No idea, because Liberators were also used as anti-submarine patrol aircraft by RAF Coastal Command and Liberators were credited in full or in part with sinking 93 U-boats
Maybe it's an PB4Y "Privateer" (navalized Liberator) who sunk this U-Boot???
Possible it's the U-404 sunk on the 28th of july 1943 who sunk after an attack made by a B-24 Liberator but I am not sure at all.
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Re: Aircraft vs U boats.

Post by tigre » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:46 am

Thank you for that useful tip Prosper :up:. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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