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Both artistic renditions above depict the attack on u-199 made by US Navy and Brazilian Air Force 

U-199 resurfaces after a brief dive. Photo

U-199 in her death throes. US and Brazilian planes gave no chance to U 199. Although fighting back fiercely her fate was sealed with the loss of 49 crewmembers. 


LTJG Smith's PBM flys over U-199 during a strafing attack. Photo

U-199 survivors in life rafts dropped by attacking aircraft. 12 were later rescued by the destroyer USS Barnegat. Photo

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport with the City's natural monument, the Sugar Loaf mountain in the bottom. Picture kindly provided by William De Armond.


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