“ALAAAAAAAARM!!!” Kurt Wolff’s voice rasped out the all-too-familiar phrase down the open conning tower hatch to the veteran and highly decorated crew of U-1280 below him.
The binoculars mounted on the railing revealed convoy OB.61 on the sixth evening outbound from Liverpool and all completely unaware of the hunter that was closing in fast.
“Two merchantmen and a tanker have slowed, and all are dead in the water!!” came the call from radio operator Klaus Meier; a smile began to creep across Kurt’s weathered features.
The Oberleutnant zur See returned to observing OB.61 through the binoculars once again.