U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-503

Date lookup for 15 Mar 1942

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Feb 1942Bergen15 Mar 1942Lost16 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Otto Gericke

U-503's position on 15 Mar 1942

Ships hit by U-503 on this date

General Events during this patrol

We have no events listed for this date.

Add more events! If you know of an interesting event either missing from this date or an upcoming event that you'd like to share please contact us. We continuously update these databases.

Attacks on U-503 during this patrol

15 Mar 1942
The sinking of U-503
The boat was bombed and sunk south-east of Newfoundland by a PBO-1 Hudson (VP-82 USN, pilot CPO Donald F. Mason, DFC, USNR) from Argentia escorting convoy ON 72. The PBO-1 Hudsons were 20 Hudson Mk.IIIAs diverted from Lend-Lease to equip USN Sqdn VP-82, and were responsible for the first two U-boat sinkings by US forces: U-656 on 1 March and U-503 on 15 March 1942.

About this data
If you believe we have missed an attack on a German U-boat in this listing please let us know.

Return to see the full info on this patrol

See all patrols for U-503

* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

Return to U-boat Patrols main page