Saturday, November 10, 2012

Nov

10

1942

U-505 survives devastating attack

The Lockheed Hudson was an effective hunter in the anti U-boat war. The RAAF crew operating out of Trinidad on 10th november were very unlucky.

This time the shock waves pushed our boat upward, sending anyone still standing after the first blast sailing through the air. One of the men who was standing watch on the bridge, a Petty Officer, was blown by the force ofthe first blast through the top hatch and down into the conning tower. The second set of blasts rolled his bloody, unconscious body down through the control room hatch, where he fell and landed on his head on the steel deck in front of me.