Strike on the sea

It has been called the greatest air/sea U-boat battle of World War Two. But the sinking of U-461 in July 1943 was far from the only outstanding feat in the career of the late Dudley Marrows, a Short Sunderland captain with No 461 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, who was without doubt one of the war’s finest flying boat exponents

A typical No 461 Squadron Sunderland III, JM678, in flight during January 1944.

The passing last year of Flt Lt Dudley Marrows DSO DFC Légion d’Honneur, at the age of 101, brought to a close a remarkable story which stands high in the annals of the Battle of the Atlantic.

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