Dan McCabe, of Lindsay, on board Sioux in a daring raid with fleet
Canadian Destroyer one of four to steam into Norway and rescue Norwegians from Germans
Lindsay residents will read with considerable interest the following story of the daring raid of four destroyers of the British home fleet, because of the fact that one of the sailors on board the Canadian destroyer Sioux was Dan McCabe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry McCabe, St. Paul St., Lindsay. The account of the raid, in part, is as follows:
London, March 19 (CP) – Four destroyers of the British Home Fleet, including the Canadian Destroyer Sioux, in a daring daylight thrust down a fiord behind German lines at North Cape, have rescued 525 Norwegian patriots who told how the Nazis destroyed their homes and food in a vain effort to force them into slavery.
A Norwegian naval communique last night disclosed the rescue which adds another chapter to the long saga of British naval achievements that include such feats as the destroyer Cossack’s dash in 1940 to rescue imprisoned British seamen from the German hell ship Altmark off Norway.
The destroyer force, under command of Capt. J.H. Allison, DSO, RN, in HMS Zambesi, steamed 60 miles down a fiord to the Island of Soroy in West Finmark. Lt. Cmdr. [cut off]