Patrol info for U-508
Date lookup for 26 Feb 1943
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|22 Feb 1943||Lorient||15 Mar 1943||Lorient||22 days|
Kptlt. Georg Staats
Oblt. Friedrich Altmeier
U-508's position on 26 Feb 1943
Ships hit by U-508 on this date
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Attacks on U-508 during this patrol
26 Feb 1943
On the fifth day outbound from France through the Bay of Biscay the boat was attacked by a British B-24 Liberator bomber (RAF Sqdn 224, pilot Peter J. Cundy) and seriously damaged. Left unable to dive, KL Staats ran west to get out of Allied range and asked for help. U-508 made port on 15 March 1943. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 200)
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