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Patrol info for U-453

Date lookup for 2 Aug 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
31 Jul 1943Pola14 Aug 1943Pola15 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach

Ltn. Günter Stührmann

Ltn. Peter Gerlach

U-453's position on 2 Aug 1943

Ships hit by U-453 on this date

General Events during this patrol


2 Aug 1943. U-453 encountered nine US airmen in two rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean Sea about 50 miles south-west of Corfu at 0810hrs. They were from the B-24D-95-CO Liberator 42-40780 (67th BS/44th BG USAAF, pilot 1stLt Fred H. Jones) which had been forced to ditch on 1 August while returning damaged by AA fire and fighters from the Ploesti raid. The U-boat went alongside to identify them, but could not take the men aboard as it was en route to operate against the Allied invasion fleet off Sicily. However, the commander was sorry not being able to help and sent a radio message with their position. They were rescued by an Italian ASR aircraft during the afternoon.

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