Wolfpacks

Eisbär (e. Polar Bear)

This Wolfpack operated from 25 Aug 1942 to 1 Sep 1942.

Notes: This group was formed to operate in the South Atlantic off Cape Town which was considered by U-boat Command to be "virgin waters". This group included some of the most experienced commanders available such as Gelhaus (U-107), Harteinstein (U-156) and Emmermann (U-172).

U-boats involved with this Wolfpack were:

U-boatCommanderFromToNotes
U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten25 Aug 19421 Sep 1942 
U-156Werner Hartenstein25 Aug 19421 Sep 1942 
U-172Carl Emmermann25 Aug 19421 Sep 1942 
U-459Georg von Wilamowitz-Möllendorf25 Aug 19421 Sep 1942 
U-504Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske25 Aug 19421 Sep 1942 

Daily positions of Wolfpack Eisbär

Daily positions of U-boats of Wolfpack Eisbär. 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
27 Aug 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Clan Macwhirter5,941brSL-119
 5,941

1 ship sunk (5,941 tons).

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U-Boot Gruppe Eisbär

Pfitzmann, Martin


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Books dealing with this subject include

Paukenschlag vor Kapstadt. Mielke, Otto, 1954.
U-Boot Gruppe Eisbär. Pfitzmann, Martin, 1986.

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