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Patrol info for U-488

Date lookup for 12 Oct 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Sep 1943Bordeaux12 Dec 1943Bordeaux97 days


Officers *

Oblt. (R) Erwin Bartke

U-488's position on 12 Oct 1943

Ships hit by U-488 on this date

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Attacks on U-488 during this patrol

12 Oct 1943
Two American Avenger aircraft from the escort carrier USS Card sent to intercept the milch cow found the boat and dropped Fido homing torpedoes. Claimed sunk, U-488 nonetheless survived unharmed. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 431)

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Men lost from U-boats

15 Oct 1943
A man died of illness on 15 Oct. [Maschinenmaat Karl Bergmann]

25 Nov 1943
A man fell overboard, he was rescued died of heart failure shortly afterwards. [Matrosenobergefreiter Heinz Heinlein]

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