Double Victory: Minorities and Women During World War II
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Depth charges of U.S. Coast Guard, 1943



Coast Guardsmen on the deck of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Spencer watch the explosion of a depth charge that resulted in the sinking of Nazi U-boat U-175, on 17 April 1943. The U-boat was attempting to break into the center of a large convoy.

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