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Gottfried Fischer (U-505)

The day before yesterday I had my second glimpse of daylight through the periscope since we left base. The first time, 8 days ago - it was about 18:00 - it had been a brilliant day. My eyes hurt from the unaccustomed brightness. We've reached 3° north latitude, and only a mere 200 nm separate us from the equator. We won't get there, though. Instead, we'll hang around close to the shore and prey on passing steamers.

3 May 1944