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Patrol info for U-506

Date lookup for 17 Sep 1942

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Jul 1942Lorient7 Nov 1942Lorient103 days


Officers *

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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