This series of photographs were taken from plane #14 of VP-63

Plane #15 performs cloverleaf MAD tracking - a series of Mark V propulsive smoke floats indicates the course of the submerged U-boat

HMS Anthony (H 40) arrives on the scene

Plane #14 has just attacked with retro-bombs - puff of smoke from the firing is in the air behind the aircraft and splashes of the retro-bombs can be seen at lower right

HMS Anthony's wake at left - disturbance from retro-bomb and depth charge attack can be seen in the destroyers wake - HMS Wishart is in the background

U-761 surfaces briefly then submerges by the stern

HMS wishart (in the background) inbound on an attack run just after U-761 submerged - HMS Anthony opens the datum to set up for an attack

HMS Wishart's depth charges explode

HMS Wishart's depth charges explode

U-761 surfaces between HMS Wishart and Anthony

U-716's crew abandons ship

U-716's crew abandons ship

Depth charges from VB-127 Ventura straddle U-761

HMS Wishart rescues U-761 survivors

 


The next series of photographs were taken from plane #46 of VB-127

Depth charges from VB-127 straddle U-761- taken from the PV-1's rear hatch

Depth charges from the plane #46 explode

Spray from the depth charge explosions subsides

U-761's crew abandons ship

U-761 has just sunk by the stern - the disturbance from the explosion of the scuttling charge can be seen

 


The next series of photographs were taken from plane G of 202 Squadron

Depth charges from plane G splash across U-761

Depth charges from plane G explode obscuring U-761

Spray subsides

U-761 reappears as spray from the depth charge explosions subside

 


 

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