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Patrol info for U-66

Date lookup for 3 Aug 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
27 Apr 1943Lorient1 Sep 1943Lorient128 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Friedrich Markworth

Patrol description

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U-66's position on 3 Aug 1943

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-66 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Without name (5 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)

Ships hit by U-66 on this date

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-66 during this patrol

3 Aug 1943
21.35 hrs, mid Atlantic: the boat was surprised by a Avenger/Wildcat team (VC-1 USN) from USS Card. The aircraft made several strafing runs and one depth charge apparently exploded directly under the boat. The II.WO, Oblt Kurt Sch├╝tze, and Mtrgfr Erich Lorenz were killed and MechGfr Heinz Nitsch died of wounds during the night. The commander and FzS Pfaff were seriously wounded and the I.WO and five ratings were slightly wounded. U-117 was ordered to meet U-66 three days later for medical assistance and to transfer a replacement WO. (Sources: Ritschel)

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