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Serbian_mariner
04-08-2007, 10:48 AM
<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">* Links Removed - Links had secondary links to downloadable pornography *</span>

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Serbian Mariner, I would suggest you copy and paste the photographs of the U-Boat and the sinking ship directly into the thread here. The links you posted contain secondary links to pornography which if not allowed under Ubi forum rules.</span>

Serbian_mariner
04-08-2007, 11:10 AM
I have found a story of U-123.
In Early 1943 that U boat got a mission at a grids near New York. Americans and New Yorkers didnt dream of U boats at their port. It was kind mission like in September 2001 (u know what)

WO Horst von Chroeter was only survival sailor from U-123.and he was telling the storry:
The U -123 has that mission cause the Captain was not so good as some brave heroes of German Navy, his origin was spectulated (mixed origin), and the sailors were full of boys from villages or poor type. They thought they dreamed when they saw New York at Night. Even took a picture of the city as I posted above.They never dreamed to attack New York. Actually they never did. They patrol near by and sw costal merchant. You can see photo above also. and Sunk it. but great challenge was T3. Just 2 torpedos and goodbye.
That was Type VIIB U-123, But U-123 had some demage not really fit, and i dont understang german so good but i heard "Minen". I guess the old man said Mines on the coast or some attack. What ever they do they made mistake (Maybe they had to)to surfaced near by. The very huge attack of US bombers and they couldnt dive again Destroyer was at their six soon and most of crew died.
WO Horst von Chroeter and some sailors surrended.

If anyone has details from U-123 please repost.

Add some comments, u like this or not , should i keep looking for similar stuff.

Liddabit
04-08-2007, 12:23 PM
That seems kind of different from what I have read. A type IXB not VIIB. I don't think the Americans were vere suprised when Cpt. Schroeter took over the boat as Cpt. Hardegen had already taken the boat there years before and was famously successful :P

http://uboat.net/boats/u123.htm

There is a fascinating interview with Captain Hardegen about Operation Drumbeat off New york Harbor.

http://uboat.net/men/interviews/hardegen.htm
http://uboat.net/men/hardegen.htm

Carotio
04-08-2007, 03:10 PM
Interesting!

In my current career I play U-123, though I'm only in early 1940...

Serbian_mariner
04-08-2007, 04:11 PM
Yeah I listened German Officer again.He was WO on 123 and talked to another U boat VIIB.
I m sorry my German is very bad, as my English is little better, but still apologise. Next time I will check out double. But the original pictures are from that U VIIB.

Anyway, good hunting on Eastern Coast.

Salute