Patrol info for U-259
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|5 Nov 1942||La Pallice||15 Nov 1942||Lost||11 days|
Kptlt. Klaus Köpke
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-259
We have 8 daily positions for the 11 days U-259 was at sea.
Ships hit by U-259 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-259 during this patrol
15 Nov 1942
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Hudson bomber (500 Sqdn RAF/S, pilot F/O Mick A. Ensor)
One of the depth charges dropped by the aircaft exploded on contact with the boat, crippling the aircraft and forcing the crew to bail out. Only the pilot and one crewman were rescued by the British sloops HMS Erne and HMS Leith. U-259 was sunk.
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