U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-503

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Feb 1942Bergen15 Mar 1942Lost16 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Otto Gericke

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-503

We have daily positions for all 16 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-503 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-503 during this patrol

15 Mar 1942
The sinking of U-503
The boat was bombed and sunk south-east of Newfoundland by a PBO-1 Hudson (VP-82 USN, pilot CPO Donald F. Mason, DFC, USNR) from Argentia escorting convoy ON 72. The PBO-1 Hudsons were 20 Hudson Mk.IIIAs diverted from Lend-Lease to equip USN Sqdn VP-82, and were responsible for the first two U-boat sinkings by US forces: U-656 on 1 March and U-503 on 15 March 1942.

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