Patrol info for U-214
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|4 May 1943||Brest||10 May 1943||Brest||7 days|
Kptlt. Günther Reeder
Oblt. Rupprecht Stock
Ltn. Rupprecht Fishler, Graf von Treuberg
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-214
We have 8 daily positions for the 7 days U-214 was at sea.
Ships hit by U-214 during this patrol
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General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-214 during this patrol
7 May 1943
10.14 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: British Halifax bomber HR745 (RAF Sqdn 58/S, pilot W/C W.E. Oulton), attacked from out of the sun. Despite being hit by flak, it returned to drop three depth charges. The boat evaded both attacks and dived with only minor damage, but the commander, Kptlt Günther Reeder was severely wounded by gunfire (he no longer served in U-boats after this). The IWO, Oblt Rupprecht Stock took command and brought U-214 to base.
This aircraft was formerly credited with the destruction of U-663, but this boat sank following an attack by Australian Sunderland flying boat (W/William, 10 Sqdn RAAF).(Sources: 1989-11-01, Axel Niestle)
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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.