U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-418

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
24 Apr 1943Kiel30 May 1943Lost37 days


Officers *

Oblt. Gerhard Lange

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-418

We have daily positions for all 37 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-418 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Without name (5 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)
   Isar (10 May 1943 - 15 May 1943)
   Donau 1 (15 May 1943 - 23 May 1943)

Ships hit by U-418 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-418 during this patrol

30 May 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Catalina FP101 (210 Sqn RAF/G, pilot F/L David William Eadie)

09.55 hrs, outside the Bay of Biscay: The Catalina attacked a U-boat, probably the inbound U-418, which was lost shortly afterwards without reporting an attack. AA fire hit the bow of the aircraft during the attack run, killing the nose gunner and wounding two other crew, but the pilot carried on and dropped depth charges. The aircraft made it to base at Pembroke Dock, but the hull was holed, and it sank on landing. Later salvaged.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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