ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN MALTA, GIBRALTAR AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-1945.
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German submarineType VIIC, U-617, on fire and lying on her port side after being beached off the Moroccan coast near Melilla, as a result of damage sustained in an attack by two Gibraltar-based Vickers Wellington Mark VIIIs of No. 179 Squadron RAF, in the early morning of 12 September 1943. Photograph taken from a Lockheed Hudson of No. 48 Squadron RAF, one of a number of aircraft subsequently despatched from Gibraltar to continue the attack. All of U-617's crew reached shore safely, and she was eventually destroyed by Royal Naval gunfire.
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