Patrol info for U-280
Date lookup for 16 Nov 1943
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|12 Oct 1943||Kiel||16 Nov 1943||Lost||36 days|
Oblt. Walter Hungershausen
U-280's position on 16 Nov 1943
Wolfpack operations during this patrol
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Attacks on U-280 during this patrol
16 Nov 1943
The sinking of U-280
10.25 hrs, mid Atlantic: Liberator bomber FL931 (RAF Sqdn 86/M, pilot F/O J.H. Bookless, RAAF) attacked the boat near convoy HX 265. On the first run the Liberator's port outer engine was knocked out by accurate by AA fire and the depth charges overshot. F/O Bookless nonetheless attacked again, and sank U-280 with more depth charges. He then then remained on patrol for another hour on three engines before returning to base and landing safely. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
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