Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Nazi Dud Hits Dudley

SAT 10 APR 1943
USAAF B-17s sink Italian heavy cruiser Trieste and motor torpedo boats MAS 501 and MAS 503 and damage heavy cruiser Gorizia, La Maddalena, Sardinia. Gorizia will subsequently be towed to La Spezia for repairs.

U.S. freighter Edward B. Dudley, straggling from United Kingdom-bound convoy HX 232, is torpedoed by German submarine U-615 in the North Atlantic, 53°00'N, 38°00'W, but the torpedo that hits the freighter is a dud. U-615 stalks her quarry (see 11 April).

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