U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-441

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
22 May 1943Brest25 May 1943Brest4 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Götz von Hartmann

Ltn. Hans-Ulrich Hanitsch

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-441

We have daily positions for all 4 days on this patrol.

Departure from Brest on 22 May 1943.
23 May 1943 - 24 May 1943 -
Arrival at Brest on 25 May 1943.

Ships hit by U-441 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-441 during this patrol

24 May 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Sunderland EJ139 (228 Sqdn RAF/L, pilot F/O H.J. Debnam)

20.50 hrs, Bay of Biscay: the flak boat inflicted fatal damage on the Sunderland during its attack run, which nonetheless managed drop five depth charges before crashing with the loss of the crew of 11. U-441 was left with severe damage and one man wounded by strafing, and had to return to base. This was the first 'kill' by a flak boat. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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