Spring Auction 2019 Sale 75
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Page of a navigation logbook of U-255, kept by Lt. Dieter Hengen who served on the vessel from April, 1943 to July, 194. The page, 9" x 12 1/2", bears pencil notes on both sides with the vessel's position taken at various times, the elevation of Sirius, with some angles plotted at bottom. Notes accompanying the page, disbound from the original logbook, indicate that this page was from Apr. 1-2, 1944 while the vessel was at 37-36 N, 26-48 W, about halfway on its way "home". Set into a double-glass sided frame, fine. This mission was U-255's eighth, sailing, north and then west of Great Britain. On Mar. 9, 1944 she intercepted Convoy CU-16 and sank the USS LEOPOLD (DE 319) with the loss of 171 lives. She was subjected to a heavy counter-attack, and then was steadily harassed before she returned to St. Nazaire on Apr. 11, 1944. Hengen would end his career as captain of the U-2364, and the U-255 would survive the war as well.
PAGE OF THE LOGBOOK OF U-255
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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $123.00
Estimate: $100 - $150
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
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