Patrol info for U-844
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|6 Oct 1943||Bergen||16 Oct 1943||Lost||11 days|
Oblt. Günther Möller
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-844
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Ships hit by U-844 during this patrol
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Attacks on U-844 during this patrol
16 Oct 1943
The sinking of U-844
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British B-24 Liberator FL952 (RAF Sqdn 86/L, pilot F/L E.A. Bland)
The boat was shadowing convoy ONS 20 from a point about 15 miles (24 km) south when the aicraft attacked. Both port engines were hit by flak and the depth charges failed to release, but a second Liberator, FL984 (RAF Sqdn 59/S, pilot P/O W.J. Thomas) joined the attack, straddled U-844 with a stick of depth charges and dropped four more into the wash after the U-boat sank. This Liberator made it back to Iceland despite flak damage to the starboard inner engine.
After its depth charges again failed to release in a second attack, the first Liberator was so badly damaged by flak that it was forced to ditch near the convoy. Two aircrew were lost, and the remaining five were all injured, but were rescued by HMS Pink.(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
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