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Patrol info for U-188

Date lookup for 2 May 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Mar 1943Kiel4 May 1943Lorient62 days


Officers *

Oblt. Siegfried Lüdden

Ltn. Karl-Heinz Meenen

U-188's position on 2 May 1943

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-188 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Seeteufel (21 Mar 1943 - 29 Mar 1943)
   Adler (7 Apr 1943 - 13 Apr 1943)
   Meise (13 Apr 1943 - 20 Apr 1943)

Ships hit by U-188 on this date

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Attacks on U-188 during this patrol

2 May 1943
10.14 hrs, Bay of Biscay, inbound: British Whitley aircraft (612 Sqn RAF/W) strafed U-188 and dropped four depth charges. Gunfire wounded the commander, KptLt Siegfried Lüdden, and one of the crew, who died in hospital in Paris on 14 May. [Matrosengefreiter Leo Rupp] (Sources: Rohwer/Ritschel)

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