| Table 1
Submarine losses credited to USS Bogue (CVE-9), her embarked Aircraft Squadrons, DD & DE Escorts assigned
|U-569||May 22, 1943||S of Cape Farewell||VC-9: Sub scuttled by crew. 25 survivors, 21 men lost.|
|U-217||Jun 5, 1943||WSW of Azores||VC-9: no survivors (50 lost).|
|U-118||Jun 12, 1943||SSW of Azores||VC-9: 15 survivors, 43 men lost. Had received 11 injured crewmembers from U-758.|
|U-613||Jul 23, 1943||S of Azores||USS George E. Badger (DD-196): Surface depth charge attack. No survivors (48 lost).|
|U-527||Jul 23, 1943||S of Azores||VC-9: 13 survivors (40 lost). Caught U-648 & U-527 on surface to refuel. U-648 dove & escaped air attack. U-527 stayed to fight and was sunk.|
|U-86||Nov 29, 1943||E of Azores||VC-19: no survivors (50 lost).|
|U-172||Dec 13, 1943||NNW of Cape Verde Islands||VC-19, USS George E. Badger (DD-196), USS Osmond Ingram (DD-255), USS Clemson (DD-186): 46 survivors (14 lost). Caught U-219 & U-172 refueling. U-219 dove & escaped. U-172 sunk.|
|U-850||Dec 20, 1943||SW of Azores||VC-19: No survivors (66 lost).|
|U-575||Mar 13, 1944||N of Azores||VC-95, USS Haverfield (DE-393), USS Hobson (DD-464), HMCS Prince Rupert: There were survivors.|
|RO-501||May 13, 1944||NW Cape Verde Islands||Japanese, ex-German U-1224. USS Francis M. Robinson (DE-220).|
|I-52||Jun 24, 1944||W of Cape Verde Islands||Japanese. VC-69: No survivors. Mixed Japanese crew & German techs. U-530 in support of I-52 was in area but escaped search.|
|U-1229||Aug 20, 1944||SSE Cape Race||VC-42: 42 survivors, include spy Mantel (18 lost).|
|U-546||Apr 24, 1945||SSE Cape Farwell||VC-19, USS Bogue (CVE-9), USS Core (CVE-13), DE escorts: sub sank USS Frederick C. Davis (DE-136). There were survivors.|
Archive Manager's Note: U-546 (Kapitänleutnant Paul Just) departed Kristiansand, Norway, on March 21, 1945. It was depth charged and sunk, position 43°53'N 40°07'W, by USS Pillsbury (DE-133, LCDR G.W. Casselman), USS Flaherty (DE-135, LCDR H.C. Dufe), USS Chatelain (DE-149, LCDR D.S. Knox), USS Neunzer (DE-150, LCDR V.E. Gex), USS Hubbard (DE-211, CDR L.C. Mabley), USS Keith (DE-241, LCDR W.W. Patrick), USS Janssen (DE-396, LCDR S.G. Rubinow, Jr.), and USS Varian (DE-798, LCDR L.A. Myhre); read LCDR Myhre's Memoirs, concerning this sinking and other events.
| Table 2
Submarines known to be contacted by Aircraft, DD and DE Escorts of USS Bogue (CVE-9) Task Groups, but not destroyed
|U-336||Mar 7, 1943||West of Ireland||VC-9: First sighting & attack by Bogue group. Depth bombs failed release. "No Joy".|
|U-468||Apr 21, 1943||S Cape Farewell||VC-9: Heavy flak drove a/c off. Lost contact.|
|U-231||May 21, 1943||SE Cape Farewell||VC-9: Attack damaged conning tower. Sub returned to Brest.|
|U-305||May 22, 1943||S Cape Farewell||VC-9: Sub spotted 3 times. Severely damaged, managed temporary repair & escape.|
|U-641||May 22, 1943||SW Azores||VC-9: Flak damaged a/c in aerial attack. Escaped contact.|
|U-603||Jun 4, 1943||SW Azores||VC-9: Contact escorting convoy to Africa. Depth bombs failed to damage.|
|U-758||Jun 8, 1943||W of Azores||VC-9: Attacked and damaged U-758 which escaped and transferred 11 injured to U-118 (sunk Jun 12, 1943).|
|U-648||Jul 23, 1943||W Azores||VC-9: Caught U-648 & U-527 on surface to refuel. U-648 dove & escaped air attack. U-527 stayed to fight and was sunk.|
|U-764||Nov 29, 1943||W of Cape Finisterre||VC-19: Attacked but escaped to Brest for repairs.|
|U-238||Nov 30, 1943||W of Spain||VC-19: A/c attack caused sub recall to Brest. 2 crew killed, 5 wounded.|
|U-219||Dec 12, 1943||NNW Cape Verde Islands||VC-19: Caught U-219 & U-172 refueling. U-219 dove & escaped. U-172 sunk by Bogue DDs.|
|U-530||Jun 23-24, 1944||W Cape Verde Islands||VC-69: U-530 in support of Japanese I-52 was in area but escaped search.|
|U-802||Aug 15-Sep 2, 1944||Grand Bank||VC-42: Spotted twice. Subsequently attacked. Escaped undamaged.|
|U-881||Apr 23, 1945||En route to the US East Coast||Probably the U-boat sighted by an Avenger of VC-19: Dove & escaped. Did not heed surrender: sunk by USS Farquhar (DE-139) on May 6, 1945.|
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Bogue's and VC-9's first victim: U-569 (Type VIIC, sunk) under attack by LTJG William F. Chamberlain, 22 May 1943
Note depth bomb in air.
LTJG Chamberlain was the TBF-1 pilot; Don Clark, AMM 2/c turret gunner; James O. Stine, ARM 2/c radioman. Jim took the picture during the attack (thanks to Omer S. Olson for this information).
Rescue of U-569 survivors.
Photo courtesy of Moncrieff ("Monty") J. Spear, co-author, VC-9 First in the Battle of the Atlantic.
|74k||U-603 (Type VIIC, damaged) under attack, 4 June 1943. Circular splashes mark where machinge-gun bullets hit water near the U-boat. One depth bomb struck U-603's jumping wire and bounced off before exploding.|
|78k||U-118 (Type XB, sunk) under attack, 12 June 1943. Note depth bomb about to enter the water (circled) and the two men crouched by the conning tower.|
|92k||Photo No.: CVE9-225
Date: 17 June 1943
Subject: Sinking Sub
This is a mystery photo, as no German U-Boat was lost on that date.
|80k||Photo No.: CVE9-392
Date: 13 December 1943
Subject: U/B attack by LT(JG) Ogle
LTJG Ogle, VC-19, attacks U-172 (Type IXC, sunk).
|60k||Photo No.: CVE9-430
Date: 20 December 1943
Subject: German U/B attack by LT(JG) Bradshaw
Attack on U-850 (Type IXD2, sunk) by LTJG Bradshaw, VC-19.
|109k||Photo No.: CVE9-498
Date: 13 March 1944
Subject: German U/B attack by LT D.A. Pattie
Attack on U-575 (Type VIIC, sunk) by LT Donald A. Pattie, VC-19.
|72k||Photo No.: CVE9-927
Date: 20 August 1944
Subject: Attack on enemy U/B by LT(JG) A.X. Brokus
Attack on U-1229 (Type IXC/40, sunk) by LTJG A.X. Brokus, VC-42.
|56k||Photo No.: CVE9-960
Date: 20 August 1944
Subject: German U/B attack by LT(JG) M.J. Sherbring USNR showing schnorkel
Attack on U-1229 (Type IXC/40, sunk) by LTJG M.J. Sherbring, VC-42.
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