Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37b)
|Born||9 Jan 1918||Probstheida, Saxony|
|Died||30 Apr 1945||(27)||Bay of Biscay|
|U-326||6 Jun 1944||30 Apr 1945 (+)||1 patrol (34 days)|
Missing, official date of death listed as 15 June 1945.
Peter Matthes died when his boat, U-326, was sunk on 30 April 1945 in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest in position 47.51N, 06.46W by retro bombs from a US Catalina aircraft (VP-63 USN/R) (Niestlé, 2014).
Patrol info for Peter Matthes
|1.||U-326||23 Feb 1945||Kiel||25 Feb 1945||Horten||3 days|
|2.||U-326||4 Mar 1945||Horten||10 Mar 1945||Stavanger||7 days|
|3.||U-326||14 Mar 1945||Stavanger||22 Mar 1945||Bergen||9 days|
|4.||U-326||28 Mar 1945||Bergen||30 Apr 1945||Sunk||Patrol 1,||34 days|
Ships hit by Peter Matthes
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