Patrol info for U-1062
Date lookup for 22 Dec 1943
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|18 Dec 1943||Kiel||24 Dec 1943||Bergen||7 days|
Oblt. Karl Albrecht
U-1062's position on 22 Dec 1943
Ships hit by U-1062 on this date
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Attacks on U-1062 during this patrol
22 Dec 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
Canadian Beaufighter LZ452 (RCAF Sqdn 404/H, pilot F/O I. Gillespie, RCAF)
Canadian Beaufighter NE323 (RCAF Sqdn 404/F, pilot F/L R. Munro, RCAF)
11.34 hrs, south of Farsund, Norway: the boat was attacked by eight Beaufighters while en route to Bergen escorted by the German minesweeper M-489. Four Beaufighters of 144 Sqdn RAF carried torpedoes and four from 404 Sqdn RCAF acted as flak suppressors. Both vessels were slightly damaged by strafing but all torpedoes missed. Flak brought down two Beaufighters, killing all four aircrew. One crew member aboard the minesweeper and three crew members aboard the U-boat were seriously wounded. Oberfunkmaat Rudolf Polzhuber from U-1062 died shortly before arrving at Egersund.(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman, KTB MOK Norway)
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