U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-461

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
20 Apr 1943St. Nazaire30 May 1943Bordeaux41 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wolf-Harro Stiebler

Patrol description

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Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-461

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Ships hit by U-461 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-461 during this patrol

23 Apr 1943
The milch cow U-461 was damaged in a Leigh Light attack by a Canadian Wellington bomber (Sqdn 172/M) while traversing the Bay of Biscay. Three bombs dropped caused only minor damage, but left the boat trailing oil.

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