Friday, September 20, 2013

Sep

20

1943

U-Boat Wolfpack returns to Atlantic with a vengeance

A German U-Boat commander tracking a British merchant ship through his periscope during an attack on a convoy.

After circling around we were called back to the ship’s side. A signalman got into the motor boat and passed us some papers and a signal lamp. As we were leaving the ship we were called back again to hook onto two Carley floats that were filled with men, we took them from the ship’s side and around to the stern. As we came around the other side there was a man in the water. One of the boys from the motor boat dove over the side, swam to him and brought him back to the motor boat. When we got them both back in the boat the lad was almost gone.