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Patrol info for U-1225

Date lookup for 24 Jun 1944

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
20 Jun 1944Kristiansand24 Jun 1944Lost5 days


Officers *

Oblt. Ernst Sauerberg

U-1225's position on 24 Jun 1944

Ships hit by U-1225 on this date

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Attacks on U-1225 during this patrol

24 Jun 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
Canadian Catalina (Canso) flying boat (162 Sqn RCAF/P)

Early evening, 120 miles (193 km) N of the Shetland Isles: the Canso, operating from RAF Wick, Nth Scotland sighted and sank the U-boat with four depth charges despite the starboard wing being set on fire by heavy and accurate flak, and the engine subsequently falling off. The pilot managed to land the crippled aircraft, and the entire crew of eight escaped, but were forced to take turns using only one dinghy. There were five survivors when they were rescued 21 hours later. The captain of the Canso, Flight Lieutenant D.E. Hornell, was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his conduct during the attack and afterwards while awaiting rescue in the dinghy.

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