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Patrol info for U-431

Date lookup for 15 Jun 1942

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Jun 1942Salamis20 Jun 1942La Spezia17 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wilhelm Dommes

Oblt. Hans-Günther Lange

Oblt. Friedrich Weidner

U-431's position on 15 Jun 1942

Ships hit by U-431 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
15 Jun 1942U-431Wilhelm Dommes HMS LCT-119 (d.)450brA

1 ship damaged (450 tons).

(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


15 Jun 1942. U-431 rescued all six crewmen of the Dornier Do24T-2 WNr 31 (7. Seenotstaffel, CH+EW) and three airmen of a Junkers Ju88 from their rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean Sea about 50 miles south of Crete at 2250hrs. The flying boat had crashed earlier that day when it tried to land at sea to pick up the survivors of the Ju88A-4 WNr 140216 (3./KG 54, B3+TL), which had been forced to ditch while operating against the Malta convoy Vigorous on 14 February, its pilot being lost.

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Attacks on U-431 during this patrol

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