World: Voyage to the U. S. S. R.

Seaman Herman remembered it precisely. It was 11:30 in the morning, Sunday, Sept. 13, when the Germans opened their attack. The convoy was off Spitsbergen, in the Arctic Ocean.

Because he was fed up with coastwise tankers after two years, Seaman Federick Herman of Fayetteville, N.Y. had signed on for the Atlantic run. His thought that Sunday morning, when the alarm bell rang, was: "Here I am on a Liberty ship jammed to the gunwales with Russian supplies in the biggest convoy the British have tried to punch through. So the Germans will put on their biggest show." He ran on deck.


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