Patrol info for U-43
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|13 Jul 1943||Lorient||30 Jul 1943||Lost||18 days|
Oblt. Hans-Joachim Schwantke
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-43
We have daily positions for all 18 days on this patrol.
Departure from Lorient on 13 Jul 1943.
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Sunk on 30 Jul 1943.
Ships hit by U-43 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-43 during this patrol
19 Jul 1943
21.25 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: U-43 and U-403 were attacked by British Liberator Mk.V BZ772 (RAF Sqdn 86/J, pilot F/L W. Roxburgh, DFC). U-403 immediately began to dive, covered by U-43, which fought off a first attack and then dived too. The aircraft suffered some damage and one of the crew was wounded, but the pilot nevertheless dropped two Fido homing torpedoes into the wash and observed a possible hit. Both boats were unharmed, and apparently misinterpreted the sounds of detonation as a crashing aircraft. The Germans claimed to have shot down the aircraft, but it in fact returned to base. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
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