"CAUGHT ON THE SURFACE"
by ROBERT TAYLOR
Secondary Market Print: $745
Overall print size: 16" x 25"
"The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril" ... Winston Churchill
In a strange quirk of fate, a Sunderland of 461 Sqn RAAF identification letter U, destroys submarine U-461, a type XIV tanker, one of three German submarines caught on the surface by Allied aircraft in the Bay of Biscay on July 30, 1943. At extreme low level, Sunderland 'U' braves a barrage of gunfire from all three encircling German submarines to deliver a successful depth charge attack, sinking U-461 in a single pass. In an act of grace, the Sunderland pilot returned to the scene to drop a dingy to the U-boat survivors.
Surviving crew members of Sunderland U-461 and U-Boat U-461, have signed the edition.
THE SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITON
Fl. Lieutenant DUDLEY MARROWS
Fl. Lieutenant JOHN 'JOCK' ROLLAND
Fl. Lieutenant PETER JENSEN
Warrant Officer HORRIE MORGAN
Leading Seaman ALOIS MOMPER
Able Seaman HELMUT ROSCHINSKI
Medical Orderly WILHELM HOFFKEN
Able Seaman GERHARD KORBJUHN
CAUGHT ON THE SURFACE by ROBERT TAYLOR (Sunderland:
U-61: 461 Squadron: U-Boats)@vbader.com