U-801 was sunk March 17, 1944 by VC-6 aircraft of USS Block Island and depth charges from USS Corry and Bronstein

U-801 fully surfaced on 16 March - taken from afar by the TBF that first sighted and attacked the U-boat


The USS Corry and Bronstein action reports are shown here courtesy of Kevin McKernon son of US Navy Chief Petty Officer Francis "Mac" McKernon, who served as Chief Radio Technician aboard the Corry in World War II.  The Corry had a short but distinguished career.  She was sunk by German shore batteries D-Day morning off Utah Beach.  For more information on USS Corry click the icon below to proceed to Kevin McKernon's fine website:

USS CORRY (DD-463) The Destroyer that Led the Normandy Invasion



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USS Corry, Action Report
USS Bronstein, Action Report
Photographs taken during attacks on U-801
CTG 21.16 (Block Island), German Prisoners of War Captured 17 March 1944 from U-boat 801, Report on
USS Block Island, Report on the Background and Attitude of Heinrich Töller, Funker
Photographs of POWs aboard USS Block Island
Report on the Interrogation of Survivors from U-801
LTJG Norman Dowty photographs and Award citations