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Star

This Wolfpack operated from 27 Apr 1943 to 4 May 1943.

Notes: Nearly all boats leave to join gruppe Fink on 4 May.

U-boats involved with this Wolfpack were:

U-boatCommanderFromToNotes
U-192Werner Happe27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-209Heinrich Brodda27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-231Wolfgang Wenzel27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-258Wilhelm von Mässenhausen27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-378Erich Mäder27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-381Wilhelm-Heinrich Graf von Pückler und Limpurg27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-386Hans-Albrecht Kandler27 Apr 194330 Apr 1943 
U-413Gustav Poel27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-528Georg von Rabenau27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-531Herbert Neckel27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-532Ottoheinrich Junker27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-533Helmut Hennig27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-552Klaus Popp27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-648Peter-Arthur Stahl27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-650Ernst von Witzendorff27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
U-954Odo Loewe27 Apr 19434 May 1943 
16 boats.

Daily positions of Wolfpack Star

Daily positions of U-boats of Wolfpack Star. The letters are each assigned to one specific boat.

U-boat position. U-boat lost from the Wolfpack.

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Ships hit by this Wolfpack

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
29 Apr 1943U-258Wilhelm von Mässenhausen McKeesport6,198amONS-5
 6,198

1 ship sunk (6,198 tons).

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The Atlantic Star, 1939-45. Thomas, David Arthur, 1990.
The Battle of The Atlantic. Williams, Andrew, 2002.
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Cruisers for Breakfast. Mansfield, John G., Jr., 1997.
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The War Below. James Scott, 2013.
U-Boat Far from Home. Stevens, David, 1997.
U-Boats Attack!. Jak P. Mallman Showell, 2011.
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