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Sabotage in South Africa - U 200.
U 200 was a U-boat Type IX D2 that was commissioned on December 22, 1942 under Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Georg Schonder (1910 - 1943). Previously, Schonder had been in command of U 77 (Type VII C) from 18.01.1941 to 09.07.1942. After a period of tests and training, U 200, under the command of Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Schonder, left Kiel on June 12, 1943. After crossing the Baltic, refueling and receiving new orders in Marviken, the submersible operated in the North Atlantic and southwest of Iceland. She belonged to the Monsun submarine group. The U 200 had on board Küstenjäger men from the Brandenburg command (seven men) who were to carry out commando and sabotage operations in South Africa. Later the boat should proceed to East Asia. After 12 days, U 200 was sunk by British aircraft.
U 200 was sunk on June 24, 1943 in the North Atlantic southwest of Iceland by depth charges from Liberator H of Squadron 120 RAF. As the "Liberator" began to attack, she was met with intense anti-aircraft fire. This strong anti-aircraft fire from the submarine hit the machine in the left wing, in the wing tank, hydraulics and fuselage. Only two of the four depth charges were activated. However, they detonated near the submarine. During the second attack, the depth charge release mechanism failed, probably due to flak. But U 200 was already so damaged that she sank. Remains and an oil stain were observed in which some 15 survivors were swimming. However, none of them was rescued.
Also on board were: WO Oblt.z.S. Rolf Losche; WO Oblt.z.S Arnold Olischläger; WO Lt.z.S. Helmut Schultze-Hartung; LI Kkapt.ing Otto Sonntag; Lt.ing.d.R Karl-Eugen Rees; OStrm Jakob Berg; Lt. Hans Brügmann Heer/Brandenburger; Mar.St.Arzt Dr Dieter Herbig.
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Regarding the sabotage operation in South Africa, were there other attempts? Cheers. Raúl M
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