U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-68

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 Jun 1943Lorient16 Jun 1943Lorient5 days


Officers *

Oblt. Albert Lauzemis

Oblt. Ekkehard Scherraus

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-68

We have daily positions for all 5 days on this patrol.

Departure from Lorient on 12 Jun 1943.
13 Jun 1943 - 14 Jun 1943 - 15 Jun 1943 -
Arrival at Lorient on 16 Jun 1943.

Ships hit by U-68 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-68 during this patrol

14 Jun 1943
09.33 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: the boat was strafed by one of four Mosquito aircraft. More details about this incident can be found at U-155. Aboard U-68, the commander, the II.WO and one of the men were wounded. The I.WO, Oblt E. Scherraus, took command. One man was apparently hit while operating an MG38 machinegun, fell overboard and could not be recovered [Obergefreiter Hans Schaumburg]. The boat returned to base in company with U-155. U-68's doctor was later transferred to the other boat. (Sources: Norman Franks)

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