U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-441

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Jul 1943Brest13 Jul 1943Brest6 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Götz von Hartmann

Günter Wolff

Ltn. Hans-Ulrich Hanitsch

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

We have daily positions for all 6 days on this patrol.

Departure from Brest on 8 Jul 1943.
9 Jul 1943 - 10 Jul 1943 - 11 Jul 1943 - 12 Jul 1943 -
Arrival at Brest on 13 Jul 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

12 Jul 1943
This flak boat was strafed by three British Beaufighters from 248 Sqdn RAF in the Bay of Biscay. Ten men died and 13 were wounded, including all officers except the ship's doctor. Dr Paul Pfaffinger took over command from Kplt von Hartmann, treated the wounded and brought the boat back to Brest. He was subsequently awarded the German Cross in Gold. This action led to the abandonment of the flak boat experiment, and all the boats involved were returned to their original armament configuration. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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