Gottfried Fischer (U-505)
We're standing in closer to shore again. We had ventured further out during the moonlit nights. The day before yesterday we spotted a steamer while running at periscope depth. We planned to intercept him with flank speed on the surface after dawn and put a torpedo into him. Unfortunately we were forced under water by a destroyer or something even bigger. Else there's nothing new to report. I've got a nice little inflammation on my thumb, which I believe needs to be punctured.
12 May 1944