Patrol info for U-629
Date lookup for 4 Jan 1944
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|22 Nov 1943||Bergen||5 Jan 1944||Brest||45 days|
Oblt. Hans-Helmuth Bugs
Ltn. Helmuth Wehrkamp
U-629's position on 4 Jan 1944
Wolfpack operations during this patrol
U-629 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
Coronel (4 Dec 1943 - 8 Dec 1943)
Coronel 1 (8 Dec 1943 - 14 Dec 1943)
Coronel 2 (14 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
Amrum (18 Dec 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)
Ships hit by U-629 on this date
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-629 during this patrol
4 Jan 1944
U-629 rendezvoused with U-284 southeast of Greenland to embark her crew on Dec 21 after 284 was scuttled due to sea damage. U-629 was thus returning to base with approx 100 men on board when she was strafed and depth charged in the Bay of Biscay by Polish Wellington bomber HF185 (304 Sqn RAF/2B, pilot F/O Hieronim Czyzun). Despite the six depth charges dropped causing severe damage, the overloaded boat managed to reach Brest the next day after summoning assistance.
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Men lost from U-boats
16 Dec 1943
* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.