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Patrol info for U-338


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
23 Feb 1943Kiel24 Mar 1943St. Nazaire30 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Manfred Kinzel
WO

Oblt. Herbert Zeissler

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-338

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We have 26 daily positions for the 30 days U-338 was at sea.

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 1943U-338Manfred Kinzel Alderamin7,886nlSC-122
17 Mar 1943U-338Manfred Kinzel Kingsbury4,898brSC-122
17 Mar 1943U-338Manfred Kinzel Fort Cedar Lake (d.)7,134brSC-122
17 Mar 1943U-338Manfred Kinzel King Gruffydd5,072brSC-122
17 Mar 1943U-338Manfred Kinzel Granville4,071paSC-122
 29,061

4 ships sunk (21,927 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,134 tons).

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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 (RAF Sqdn 502/B, pilot P/O L.J. McCulloch)

09.58 hours, 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. Australian Sgt H.C. Taylor was rescued by U-338 and taken prisoner, the sole survivor of the crew of eight.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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