U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-763

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
23 Aug 1944La Pallice25 Sep 1944Bergen34 days


Officers *

Ltn. Kurt Braun

Ltn. Kurt Braun

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-763

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Ships hit by U-763 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


23 Aug 1944. Ltnt. Kurt Braun as acting commander brought U-763 from La Pallice in France via Bergen, Norway to Flensburg in Germany to join the 33rd U-Flotilla. He celebrated his 21st birthday on 23 Aug, 1944, four days out from La Pallice.

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Attacks on U-763 during this patrol

24 Sep 1944
The target of the attack by British B-24 Liberator (224 Sqn RAF/A) on 24 September 1944 at 61.00N, 04.07E, just off Sognefjord, north of Bergen, formerly credited with sinking U-855, was actually U-763, which escaped with moderate damage. (Sources: 1987-09-01, FDS/NHB)

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