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PQ 17 - The Convoy is to Scatter

    

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On this day in history, in the evening hours, a fatal order was given to scatter the arctic convoy PQ 17. While the feared sortie of battleship Tirpitz did not happen, submarines and aircrafts sunk 24 of 35 convoy ships.

 

Three merchant ships were protected thanks to quick thinking of commander of one of smaller escort ships:

 

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