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59 squadron, Coastal Command, sinking of Uboat 844 on 16 October 1943

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:59 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

My father, Rod Pike, was the navigator of Liberator TR-S of 59 Squadron, piloted by P/O Thomas, escorting Convoy ON206.

They attacked two U Boats with depth charges and machine gun fire resulting in the sinking of U844. The aircraft was hot by ack ack fire and one engine was u/s. This is recorded in his logbook [image attached] where he has noted later that the details are in the book "Autumn of the U Boats". Also attached is a photo of the crew and a copy of a local news cutting.

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Item list and details

1. Logbook entry for 16th October 1943 2. Photo of crew the following year 3. Copy of news cutting

Person the story/items relate to

Roderick N Pike, Navigator, P/O Thomas, pilot and crew of Liberator TR-S of 59 Squadron, based at that time in Ballykelly, NI.

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Anon

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Father

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Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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118328