Eisbär (e. Polar Bear)

This Wolfpack operated from 25 Aug 1942 to 1 Sep 1942.

Notes: This group was formed to operate in the South Atlantic off Cape Town which was considered by U-boat Command to be "virgin waters". This group included some of the most experienced commanders available such as Gelhaus (U-107), Harteinstein (U-156) and Emmermann (U-172).

U-boats involved with this Wolfpack were:

U-68Karl-Friedrich Merten25 Aug 19421 Sep 1942 A
U-156Werner Hartenstein25 Aug 19421 Sep 1942 B
U-172Carl Emmermann25 Aug 19421 Sep 1942 C
U-459Georg von Wilamowitz-Möllendorf25 Aug 19421 Sep 1942 D
U-504Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske25 Aug 19421 Sep 1942 E
5 boats.

Daily positions of Wolfpack Eisbär

Ships hit by this Wolfpack

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
27 Aug 1942U-156Werner Hartenstein Clan Macwhirter5,941brSL-119

1 ship sunk (5,941 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

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