U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-508

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
22 Feb 1943Lorient15 Mar 1943Lorient22 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Georg Staats

Oblt. Friedrich Altmeier

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-508

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Ships hit by U-508 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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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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