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U 680

Post by oldhoweboy » 16 Nov 2017 15:11

Hello All
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Above is U 680
Notice the aircraft symbol. U boat.net does not show an aircraft attack on this boat, neither does Blair, however the HMA site records that U 680 destroyed or at least was attacked by an R.A.F aircraft on the 04/05 /1945 shortly before surrendering on 09/05/1945 at FREDERCIA NORWAY?
Would someone clear this up for me please.
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Re: U 680

Post by Derek Waller » 20 Nov 2017 15:52

Dear Nobby,

I am sorry that I know nothing about U-Boat emblems, but you may wish to know that U 680 surrendered (together with U 155 and U 1233) in Baring Bay, near Fredericia, Denmark on 5 May 1945.

They were part of the first set of surrenders after the agreement with Montgomery's 21st Army Group in respect of German forces in N. Germany and Denmark.

So you need to correct both the date and country of surrender.

Hope this helps.

Yours aye,

Derek.

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Re: U 680

Post by oldhoweboy » 21 Nov 2017 11:35

Thanks. My info comes from Marine archive.I am more interesred as to why the aircraft symbol is shown! This is only shown after an enemy plane is detstroyed
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Re: U 680

Post by Derek Waller » 22 Nov 2017 13:01

Dear Nobby,

Thanks.

Regrettably the Marine Archive information about U 680 is obviously incorrect/out-of-date.

Axel and I sorted out (and published) the "definitive list" of the U-Boats which surrendered (inc where and when) several years ago, but I regret that others did not update/correct their website info accordingly - which is why internet errors tend to take on lives of their own.

Good luck re discovering details of the aircraft incident.

Yours aye,

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Re: U 680

Post by oldhoweboy » 22 Nov 2017 14:54

HI
I have all your info on surrendering and I have had no problems with it. I did get it wrong with putting Fredericia in Norway however! I have "pasted"the info from HMA duick boat site. I have not found anything under 126 squadron or 163 squadron as yet!
Records became a shambles at the end so I am not really surprised that they are not accurate.
Thanks for your input
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30373 04.05.1945 - 3 U680 680 11 ULBER Max TR TR aircraft attack Mu /126SqRAF in AO74,met U155 en U1233,flak,vliegtuig=+ AO74
30912 04.05.1945 - 4 U680 680 11 ULBER Max TR TR allied aircraft destroyed (AA-fire or other cause) Mu /163SqRAF in AO74,met U155 en U1233,Major Arne Austeen + AO74
30374 04.05.1945 - 5 U680 680 11 ULBER Max TR TR entering base Fredericia

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Re: U 680

Post by oldhoweboy » 22 Nov 2017 15:33

Hi
It seems U 680 may have claimed aircraft destroyed when in company with U 155
4 May 1945
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down: British P-51 Mustang Mk.III KH578 (126 Sqn RAF/B, pilot SqnLdr Arne Austeen)

On 4 May 1945, U 155 was en route with U 680 and U 1233 from Germany to Norway through the Little Belt when they were strafed by Mustang fighters of 126 Squadron which were escorting Beaufighters of the North Coates Strike Wing. The flight broke off the attack after the leading Mustang was shot down, killing the CO of the squadron.

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Re: U 680

Post by Axel N » 23 Nov 2017 12:05

Hi Nobby,

yes, you are right, it were the gunners from U 680 which blew the Mustang to smithereens. Excellent shooting. Trigger happiness does not always pay off!

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Re: U 680

Post by oldhoweboy » 23 Nov 2017 12:34

Thanks Axel, I enjoyed the research on this one!
Any help with this
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Re: U 680

Post by mark harrison » 01 Dec 2017 17:33

Hi Nobby, If you remember the two aircraft on U 680's conning tower were mistaken by me a few years ago as a snorting bull.

It was on that photo of Max Ulber with 3 boats in Fredricia U 1233 U 680 and U 155.

Keep posting- only when we get them wrong do we all learn.

Mark H.

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