Battle of the Atlantic: A lifeboat departs from the Spencer US Coast Guard (USCGC Spencer) to capture the damaged German U-175 submarine and rescue its crew members. The USCGC Spencer motor boat was damaged by friendly fire when attacking the U-175, so I had to use a rowing boat.
The crew of the boat was specially trained for the landing on the German Kriegsmarine submarines at sea and the capture of the Enigma encryption machine.
In the photo – LCDR John B. Oren and LT Ross Bullard.
Photo date: April 17, 1943
Author photo: Jack January