14 Sep 1940 air attack

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14 Sep 1940 air attack

Post by Peter » 23 Nov 2019 15:22

On 14 Sep 1940 a patrol of Coastal Command Blenheim aircraft caught a u boot surfaced in daylight between Scotland and Norway, they made an unsuccessful attack and the boar dived. Please can anybody identify the u boot for me ?
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Re: 14 Sep 1940 air attack

Post by mark harrison » 23 Nov 2019 16:29

Hi, Coastal Command squadrons were based in Norfolk-235 sqd.
Dyce Scotland-254 sqd.
Sumburgh Shetlands 248 sqd, this one seems worth looking at.
All these aircraft were Blenheims.

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Re: 14 Sep 1940 air attack

Post by Peter » 23 Nov 2019 17:26

Hi Mark
This would have been No. 21 and No. 57 (on temporary attachment to Coastal) flying from Lossiemouth.

I cant identify the u boot and it is annoying me.

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Re: 14 Sep 1940 air attack

Post by tigre » 23 Nov 2019 21:23

Hello to all :D; something..............................

Air attack - Sep 14, 1940.

U 48 North Atlantic - On the march into the operation area. 16:00 - 16:13 and 17:11 - 17:41 - Alarm diving due a plane. 20:20 - Convoy
SC-3 sighted. approaching maneuver.

Source: http://www.ubootarchiv.de/ubootwiki/ind ... 14.09.1940

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: 14 Sep 1940 air attack

Post by mark harrison » 23 Nov 2019 22:58

Hi, If the boat was seen say nearer to Norway I would suggest U 56 or U 138 but it could be a British submarine mistaken for a U boat, which is why there are no records of this event you have been able to find before.

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Re: 14 Sep 1940 air attack

Post by Peter » 24 Nov 2019 14:16

thank you both !

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