Friday, May 24, 2013

May

24

1943

Donitz withdraws his U boats from the Atlantic

The Sinking of U-752, 23rd May 1943
A German U-boat in rough seas being fired on by a Fairey Swordfish aircraft with rocket projectiles.

Now, however, the situation had changed. Radar, and particularly radar location by aircraft, had to all practical purposes robbed the U-boats of their power to fight on the surface. Wolf-pack operations against convoys in the North Atlantic, the main theatre of operations and at the same time the theatre in which air cover was strongest, were no longer possible.