Patrol info for U-508
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|9 Nov 1943||St. Nazaire||12 Nov 1943||Lost||4 days|
Kptlt. Georg Staats
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-508
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Ships hit by U-508 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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