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Diary March 16, 1941


Depth-charge explosion
Depth-charge explosion. The depth-charge was still the most important weapon against submarines during the whole war.
Diary for Sunday, March 16, 1941:

Sea War

Atlantic: Two U-boat ‘aces’ Kretschmer (U-99) and Schepke (U-100) lost while attacking Convoy HX.112. U-100 rammed by HMS Vanoc; U-99 depth-charged by HMS Walker. Kretschmer captured – his total score is 266,629 t. of Allied shipping.

Home Fronts

Germany: Hitler predicts that Germany will win the war during 1941, in speech in Berlin.
Liner Bremen catches fire at Bremerhaven.

East Africa

Indian troops make successful sea-borne landing at Berbera (British-Somaliland conquered by the Italians in August 1940).

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