Patrol info for U-257
Date lookup for 14 Jun 1943
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|12 Jun 1943||La Pallice||14 Sep 1943||Lorient||95 days|
Kptlt. Heinz Rahe
U-257's position on 14 Jun 1943
Ships hit by U-257 on this date
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Attacks on U-257 during this patrol
14 Jun 1943
16.05 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: while proceeding in company with U-600 and U-615 U-257 was strafed by a British Whitley bomber (10 OTU RAF/P, pilot P/O Orr), wounding one man. Three depth charges caused minor damage.
Whitley (10 OTU RAF/E, pilot Sgt Manson) exchanged gunfire with this group shortly afterwards, but this aircraft had used up its depth charges in an earlier attack. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman/Rohwer)
14 Jun 1943
09.48 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: British Sunderland flying boat JM687 (228 Sqdn RAF/V, pilot F/O S. White) dropped three bombs on a group of three boats (U-257, U-600 and U-615). No damage. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
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