German submarine U-575 under attack by Lt Donald Pattie from Composite Squadron VC-95 flying from USS Bogue, 13 Mar 1944. U-575 was sunk in this prolonged attack.

Caption   German submarine U-575 under attack by Lt Donald Pattie from Composite Squadron VC-95 flying from USS Bogue, 13 Mar 1944. U-575 was sunk in this prolonged attack. ww2dbase
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Identification Code   80-G-221467
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Photos on Same Day 13 Mar 1944
Photos at Same Place Atlantic Ocean
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 14 Oct 2021

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
14 Dec 2021 02:46:31 PM

Lt Pattie was the Executive Officer of VC-95 and was given the largest share of the credit for sinking U-575 but he was by no means the only one who contributed. In the early morning, Fortress aircraft from RAF No. 220 Squadron dropped depth charges on U-575 and alerted the Bogue task group. Also responding to the radio reports was Canadian frigate HMCS Prince Rupert (an escort from a nearby convoy). Ships and aircraft from the Bogue task group attacked U-575 throughout the day and into the evening before finally sinking the U-Boat. 18 were killed and 37 were rescued.

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