U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-311

Date lookup for 12 Mar 1944

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Mar 1944Brest22 Apr 1944Lost47 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Joachim Zander

U-311's position on 12 Mar 1944

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-311 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Preussen (19 Mar 1944 - 22 Mar 1944)

Ships hit by U-311 on this date

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-311 during this patrol

12 Mar 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Halifax HX225 (RAF Sqdn 58/L)

01.20 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: U-311 shot down the Halifax (misidentified as a Flying Fortress) after being strafed and depth charged. The crew of eight were all lost.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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