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Patrol info for U-565

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Oct 1942La Spezia13 Nov 1942La Spezia20 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wilhelm Franken

Friedrich Horst

Ltn. Karl-Erich Utischill

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-565

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Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-565 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Wal (10 Nov 1942 - 12 Nov 1942)

Ships hit by U-565 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-565 during this patrol

1 Nov 1942
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Hudson AE591 (233 Sqn RAF, pilot Sgt D.H. Jenkins)

12.50 hrs, Mediterranean, south of the Balearic Isles: British Hudson Mk.III V9169 (233 Sqn RAF, pilot F/S S. Woodward) dropped four depth charges on the diving boat which detonated near the bows and forced U-565 back to the surface with severe damage. The AA gunners immediately scored hits on the tail of the aircraft, causing an A/S bomb to fall wide. The heavily damaged Hudson then left the area after receiving more hits during a third attack run.
Another Hudson from the same squadron arrived on the scene shortly afterwards, was also hit by flak on the first attack run, caught fire and crashed into the sea 500m (1,640ft) from the boat. The three depth charges dropped exploded harmlessly.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

10 Nov 1942
After being battered by depth charges in the Mediterranean, the periscope of U-565 was damaged so severely that the boat was forced return to base.

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