Patrol info for U-197
Date lookup for 20 May 1943
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|3 Apr 1943||Kiel||20 Aug 1943||Lost||140 days|
Kptlt. Robert Bartels
U-197's position on 20 May 1943
Ships hit by U-197 on this date
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Attacks on U-197 during this patrol
20 May 1943
The boat was strafed and bombed by an American B-25 Mitchell bomber northeast of Ascension Island. The periscope was damaged and one man wounded by gunfire, who died the next day. [Bootsmaat Viktor Rainer] (Sources: Ritschel)
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