Shipmates of the HMCS Thunder, Michael Chaikoski is in the back row, middle position.
Crew members hold Nazi Flag, all were members of the boarding party who took the Germans prisoner.
German Captain on board the HMCS Thunder in 1944.
German Minesweeper captured off the coast of Bordeaux. The ship was loaded with cognac. Notice the German sailor with his hands up.
HMCS Thunder in North Atlantic
"But you know what you do remember is the noise and the massiveness of this whole thing. Everywhere you looked there was landing craft and ships and you looked up and all you could see was aircraft."