Diary March 11, 1943

French corvette Aconit

Two rescued German PoWs from one of the U-boats sank by the French corvette Aconit.

WW2 War Diary for Thursday, March 11, 1943:

Sea War

Atlantic: HMS Harvester rams U-boat U-444; the two vessels are locked together for 10 minutes. U-444 then crawls away but is again rammed and sunk by Free French corvette Aconit. On March 12, Harvester is sunk by U-432, but Aconit again destroys attacker.

Air War

Britain: Fighter-bomber raid on Hastings. 50-plane night raid on Newcastle (similar operation night March 12-13).

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