Short Sunderland MK. III Flying Boat T-Shirt
Short Sunderland MK.III Flying Boat
On March 10th, 1944 Sunderland Mk. III EK591 "2U" operated by 422 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force was enroute to escort convoy SC154 when 380 miles west of Ireland it spotted U-boat U-625 on the surface at 520 35' N 200 19'W.
U-625 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine, commanded by 25 year old Oberleutnant sur Zee Siegfried Straub. U-625 elected to stay on the surface and fight with it's anti-aircraft guns. Piloted by Flight Lieutenant Sid W Butler the flying boat engaged the U-boat with depth charges and machine guns from low level.
After submerging briefly the U-boat was forced to return to the surface. Straub signalled "Good bombfish" (good bombing) and abandoned ship. The crew took to the life rafts but did not survive the night in the North Atlantic.
Photos show depth charges straddling U-625 and machine gun fire from the rear gunner of the Sunderland.
- 2 images, front & back
- Silk screen printed
- Hem tag
- Designer swing tag with archive photo strip
- 100% Pre-shrunk combed cotton t-shirt
- Jersey 165gsm
- Made in Britain
For a relaxed fit please order one size up.
Photographs © Imperial War Museum (C-4287, C-4289.)