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Patrol info for U-66

Date lookup for 20 Jan 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Jan 1943Lorient24 Mar 1943Lorient78 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Friedrich Markworth

Heimar Wedemeyer

U-66's position on 20 Jan 1943

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-66 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Rochen (27 Jan 1943 - 1 Mar 1943)
   Tümmler (1 Mar 1943 - 17 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-66 on this date

General Events during this patrol


20 Jan 1943. On 20 January 1943 this boat landed espionage agent Jean Lallart on the coast of Mauritania near Cape Blanc. Lallart and the two men who rowed him ashore (Bootsmaat Wagner and Matrosenobergefreiter Daschkey) were immediately captured by the French. After waiting in vain for over 13 hours for his men to return, Kptlt. Markworth was forced to abandon them to whatever fate they had suffered. He learned of the their capture ten days later.

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