U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-508

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Nov 1943St. Nazaire12 Nov 1943Lost4 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Georg Staats

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

We have daily positions for all 4 days on this patrol.

Departure from St. Nazaire on 9 Nov 1943.
10 Nov 1943 - 11 Nov 1943 -
Sunk on 12 Nov 1943.

Ships hit by U-508 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-508 during this patrol

12 Nov 1943
The sinking of U-508
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
American PB4Y-1 Liberator (VB-103 USN/C, pilot Lt jg Ralph B. Brownell, USNR)

At 01.16 hrs the last message from the aircraft reported they were attacking a U-boat 95 miles (153 km) north of Cape Penas, Spain. A search later found two oil slicks in the area, one larger than the other, about five miles (8.5 km) apart. The aircraft's attack on the outbound U-508 apparently resulted in their mutual destruction, leaving no survivors. Losses were 57 from the U-boat, ten from the plane. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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