Patrol info for U-333
Date lookup for 4 Mar 1943
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|2 Mar 1943||La Pallice||13 Apr 1943||La Pallice||43 days|
Oblt. Werner Schwaff
Oblt. Fritz Hein
Ltn. Justus Grawert
U-333's position on 4 Mar 1943
Wolfpack operations during this patrol
Ships hit by U-333 on this date
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Attacks on U-333 during this patrol
4 Mar 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Wellington Mk.VIII MP505 (RAF Sqdn 172/B, pilot F/O G.D. Lundon)
21.31 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: the Wellington caught the lookouts unawares, but when the aircraft switched on the Leigh Light, it was brought down by flak and crashed in flames after passing over the boat, killing the six aircrew. Two of the four depth charges dropped actually hit U-333, but one broke up without detonating and the other bounced off, causing only light damage.
The same aircraft and crew had sunk U-268 on 19 Feb.
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