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Diary September 27, 1943


ASW Squid
In use since 1943 the ‘Squid’ was the most deadly weapon against U-boats. The launcher was firing three standard depth charges in the travel direction of the escort ship, where the exact position of the target is still located by the Asdic device.
WW2 War Diary for Monday, September 27, 1943:

Sea War

Atlantic: During series of attacks on 6 convoys (September 27 – October 9) by 21 U-boats only 2 ships are sunk for the loss of 6 U-boats.

Mediterranean

Italy: British 8th Army captures Foggia, with vital airfields and marshalling yards.

Occupied Territories

Greece: Germans occupy Corfu.

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