Some enemy destroyers (a term loosely used to describe old destroyers, new-construction torpedo boats and corvettes) had been causing a lot of trouble among the islands. They had a brush with the LCGs and "Dog" boats on the 23rd but escaped undamaged.
Flag 4: Chapter XXXVI: Stabling The Horse: p.257 by Dudley Pope
This could be the explains, even if Maun island is located north-east Olib and south-west Pag.Some enemy destroyers (a term loosely used to describe old destroyers, new-construction torpedo boats and corvettes) had been causing a lot of trouble among the islands. They had a brush with the LCGs and "Dog" boats on the 23rd but escaped undamaged.
Sadly lacks also the data for 1945, for what i understood the last ones could even possibly got lost.Yes thank you for the link to the War Diary which was very interesting. As far as I can tell there is no further mention of the incident within that particular volume, and the later volumes for 1944 don't seem to be available on that site if they still exist.
I'm on that forum but for now i'm focused there just about eastern front, however i will ask. A good german site, HM, that for exemple provide an awasome database about each single u-boat in war (with the complet list of attacks reported, both done and both received, much detailed that the english site uboat.net http://historisches-marinearchiv.de/pro ... .php?neu=1 ) has also a list of all the MFP during the war.I sense the best chance of clearing up this mystery would lie in following up documented losses to Kriegsmarine units for those dates, particularly F 443. To that end it might be a good idea to try the folks at the Axis History Forum, if you haven't already, as some of the correspondents there may have access to the original documents in German, and be better placed to understand the available information.
The english translation of that seems to indicate this vessel was lost south of Jablanac, which puts it in the general area of Maun, and that it was sunk by British gunboats, but it's unclear whether the source for that information is anything other than the German naval war diary again, which brings us full circle. I'll see if I can find out anything more on this clash of the 23rd October that boats from the 57th Flotilla were reported to have had.Speaking about F-433 it reports "- 23.10.44 F 433 südlich Jablanac durch brit. Kanonenboote versenkt, 7 Tote."
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