Patrol info for U-373
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|26 Dec 1943||La Pallice||28 Dec 1943||La Pallice||3 days|
|1 Jan 1944||La Pallice||5 Jan 1944||Brest||5 days|
Oblt. Detlef von Lehsten
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-373
We have 6 daily positions for the 8 days U-373 was at sea.
Ships hit by U-373 during this patrol
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General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-373 during this patrol
3 Jan 1944
Mid Atlantic, west of Cadiz: a British Wellington (612 Sqdn, pilot John B. Russell) attacked, dropping depth charges. A British B-24 Liberator (224 Sqdn, pilot Harold R. Facey) then assisted, dropping 8 more depth charges. U-373 was heavily damaged and returned to base. On reaching Brest on 4 Jan, two unexploded depth charges were found on the conning tower and the boat had to leave port to jettison them, a highly hazardous operation which was carried out successfully. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 486)
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