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From: "Bernard de Neumann" <>
Subject: RE: [Mar] DUCHESS OF BEDFORD
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:26:21 -0000
In-Reply-To: <127.586267bc.2f6ddb0f@aol.com>


There were other submarines operating against the British at the time:
Italian, possibly French, and, of course, Japanese. I don't think the
Japanese ever operated in the North Atlantic, but the Italians certainly
did. The (Vichy) French Navy was not above attempting to sink British
shipping either.

Bernard de Neumann

> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: Re: [Mar] DUCHESS OF BEDFORD
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> John, Ted etc.
>
> I have not read the citation for the medal, but Ted's account fills the
> gap
> - I based my comments on the list of U-Boats known to have been lost and
> the
> causes - no German submarine was lost on 9th August 1942. The nearest is
> U-379, sunk 8 August by HMS Dianthus by depth charge and ramming in the
> North
> Atlantic, and the next is not until 20th August, when U-464 was sunk by a
> PBY
> Catalina flying boat off Iceland ......
>
>
> David H
>
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