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Old 08-07-2019, 04:37 AM   #1
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radar Radio Operator Wolfram

I was reading the crew profiles again and wondering why Wolfram was so respected by the crew (if I had thought about it the answer was obvious) and so I went and read about the function of a boats radio operator and found this ..

"Towards the end, in fact, the order to submerge didn't come from the commander anymore but from the radio operator, who said "We've got Volume 5" [refers to sound intensity of detected radar signal] and the boat went under. The next moment the bombs fell. So the crew had to completely rely on the radio operator—when I served in the Mediterranean it was me—otherwise we would have never returned and all been dead."

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Old 08-11-2019, 02:21 AM   #3
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I was reading the crew profiles again and wondering why Wolfram was so respected by the crew (if I had thought about it the answer was obvious) and so I went and read about the function of a boats radio operator and found this ..

"Towards the end, in fact, the order to submerge didn't come from the commander anymore but from the radio operator, who said "We've got Volume 5" [refers to sound intensity of detected radar signal] and the boat went under. The next moment the bombs fell. So the crew had to completely rely on the radio operator—when I served in the Mediterranean it was me—otherwise we would have never returned and all been dead."

Interesting.
Hi Mowgli, very interesting.
Where did you read this?
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:54 AM   #4
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Hi Mowgli, very interesting.
Where did you read this?
Here you go. Very interesting read if a bit sad.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/articl...vivor-of-u869/
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