Patrol info for U-338
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|23 Feb 1943||Kiel||24 Mar 1943||St. Nazaire||30 days|
Kptlt. Manfred Kinzel
Oblt. Herbert Zeissler
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-338
We have 26 daily positions for the 30 days U-338 was at sea.
Departure from Kiel on 23 Feb 1943.
24 Feb 1943 - 25 Feb 1943 - 26 Feb 1943 - 27 Feb 1943 - 28 Feb 1943 - 1 Mar 1943 - 2 Mar 1943 - 3 Mar 1943 - 4 Mar 1943 - 5 Mar 1943 - 6 Mar 1943 - 7 Mar 1943 - 8 Mar 1943 - 9 Mar 1943 - 10 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943 - 12 Mar 1943 - 13 Mar 1943 - 14 Mar 1943 - 15 Mar 1943 - 16 Mar 1943 - 17 Mar 1943 - 18 Mar 1943 - 19 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943 - 21 Mar 1943 - 22 Mar 1943 - 23 Mar 1943 -
Arrival at St. Nazaire on 24 Mar 1943.
Wolfpack operations during this patrol
U-338 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
Stürmer (11 Mar 1943 - 19 Mar 1943)
Ships hit by U-338 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|17 Mar 1943||U-338||Manfred Kinzel||Alderamin||7,886||nl||SC-122|
|17 Mar 1943||U-338||Manfred Kinzel||Kingsbury||4,898||br||SC-122|
|17 Mar 1943||U-338||Manfred Kinzel||Fort Cedar Lake (d.)||7,134||br||SC-122|
|17 Mar 1943||U-338||Manfred Kinzel||King Gruffydd||5,072||br||SC-122|
|17 Mar 1943||U-338||Manfred Kinzel||Granville||4,071||pa||SC-122|
4 ships sunk (21,927 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,134 tons).
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-338 during this patrol
22 Mar 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Halifax Mk.II BB314 (502 Sqn RAF/B, pilot P/O L.J. McCulloch)
0958hrs, outer Bay of Biscay, inbound: although the boat was surprised by the Halifax, accurate AA fire during the attack run meant the stick of bombs fell wide, and only one detonating near the bow caused some light damage. The Halifax was hit in the outer starboard engine and fuselage and was seen to crash into the sea some distance away. Flight engineer Sgt H.C. Taylor, RAAF was rescued by U-338 and taken prisoner, the sole survivor of the crew of eight airmen.(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
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