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-68||Karl-Friedrich Merten||25 Aug 1942||1 Sep 1942||A|
|U-156||Werner Hartenstein||25 Aug 1942||1 Sep 1942||B|
|U-172||Carl Emmermann||25 Aug 1942||1 Sep 1942||C|
|U-459||Georg von Wilamowitz-Möllendorf||25 Aug 1942||1 Sep 1942||D|
|U-504||Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske||25 Aug 1942||1 Sep 1942||E|
Daily positions of Wolfpack Eisbär
Ships hit by this Wolfpack
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|27 Aug 1942||U-156||Werner Hartenstein||Clan Macwhirter||5,941||br||SL-119|
1 ship sunk (5,941 tons).