Patrol info for U-506
Date lookup for 17 Sep 1942
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|28 Jul 1942||Lorient||7 Nov 1942||Lorient||103 days|
Kptlt. Erich Würdemann
Oblt. Friedrich Wittenberg
Oblt. Fritz Schneewind
U-506's position on 17 Sep 1942
Ships hit by U-506 on this date
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Attacks on U-506 during this patrol
17 Sep 1942
An American B-24 Liberator piloted by James D. Harden attacked U-506 - carrying 151 survivors from the Laconia, 142 of whom were on deck - but the boat dived and escaped unharmed. Harden had also attacked U-156 the day before. These attacks resulted in Dönitz's Laconia Order. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 64.)
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