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Patrol info for U-332

Date lookup for 21 Mar 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Jan 1943La Pallice24 Mar 1943La Pallice56 days


Officers *

Oblt. Eberhard Hüttemann

Oblt. Wolfgang Hegewald

Paul Jacobs

U-332's position on 21 Mar 1943

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-332 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Hartherz (3 Feb 1943 - 7 Feb 1943)
   Ritter (11 Feb 1943 - 23 Feb 1943)
   Sturmbock (23 Feb 1943 - 26 Feb 1943)
   Burggraf (2 Mar 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Westmark (6 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-332 on this date

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Attacks on U-332 during this patrol

21 Mar 1943
The boat was attacked by a British Leigh Light Wellington bomber (Sqdn 172, pilot I. D. Prebble) north of Corunna, Spain and left unable to dive. A request for assistance from the Luftwaffe brought four Ju 88 bombers to escort U-332 in, but they were attacked by British Beaufighters, two being shot down and the others driven off. This nonetheless gave the crew of U-332 time to make repairs to allow shallow diving, allowing her to return to base at La Pallice. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 267)

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