Patrol info for U-99
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|18 Jun 1940||Kiel||25 Jun 1940||Wilhelmshaven||8 days|
Kptlt. Otto Kretschmer
Oblt. Klaus Heinrich Bargsten
Ltn. Horst Elfe
Left Germany for a patrol in the North Atlantic, but while still in the North Sea a crew member became ill and the boat set course on Bergen to land him there. On 22 June, they transferred the ill crewman to Stör off Børnestangen, Norway. But en route U-99 had damaged when attacked in error by own aircraft and was forced to abort the patrol. Its arrival in Wilhelmshaven was delayed by fog and an Allied air attack on the harbour.
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-99
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Attacks on U-99 during this patrol
21 Jun 1940
While inbound to Bergen with a medical casualty U-99 sailed into the path of the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst, whose Ar196 scout plane mistook the boat for a British submarine and attacked, causing damage that forced the boat back to Germany for repairs. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 171)
23 Jun 1940
The already damaged boat was returning from Bergen to Wilhelmshaven when bombed by aircraft twice this day, but only minor damage was caused. (Sources: Ritschel)
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