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Patrol info for U-420

Date lookup for 3 Jul 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 Jun 1943Kiel16 Jul 1943Lorient35 days


Officers *

Oblt. Hans-J├╝rgen Reese

U-420's position on 3 Jul 1943

Ships hit by U-420 on this date

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Attacks on U-420 during this patrol

3 Jul 1943
A Fido homing torpedo launched from a Canadian B-24 Liberator (10 Sqdn RCAF/B) killed two men and wounded another. The boat was severely damaged but managed to reach base at Lorient on on 16 July. [Bootsmann Heinz Grosser, Matrosengefreiter Willi Noeske]

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