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Patrol info for U-604

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
24 Jun 1943Brest11 Aug 1943Lost49 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Horst Höltring

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-604

We have 45 daily positions for the 49 days U-604 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-604 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-604 during this patrol

30 Jul 1943
U-604 was attacked by a US Ventura (VB-129 USN) off the coast of Brazil on 30 July, and both the IWO and Coxswain were killed in action. [Oberleutnant zur See Frank Aschmann (see right) and Oberbootsmaat Herbert Lurz]. The boat was left in a crippled state, but managed to escape from the area. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 371)

3 Aug 1943
Already crippled from an attack three days earlier, the boat was attacked by a US Liberator aircraft (VB-107 USN, pilot LtCdr Bertram J. Prueher), which was shot down by the accompanying U-185.

3 Aug 1943
After evading an attack by a B-24 Liberator earlier in the day, U-604 was depth charged by two American destroyers while proceeding submerged, but managed to elude her attackers and escape once again. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 371)

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