Patrol info for U-103
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|24 Apr 1943||Lorient||26 May 1943||Lorient||33 days|
Kptlt. Gustav-Adolf Janssen
Oblt. Wilhelm Brauel
Ltn. Otto Wermuth
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-103
We have daily positions for all 33 days on this patrol.
Departure from Lorient on 24 Apr 1943.
25 Apr 1943 - 26 Apr 1943 - 27 Apr 1943 - 28 Apr 1943 - 29 Apr 1943 - 30 Apr 1943 - 1 May 1943 - 2 May 1943 - 3 May 1943 - 4 May 1943 - 5 May 1943 - 6 May 1943 - 7 May 1943 - 8 May 1943 - 9 May 1943 - 10 May 1943 - 11 May 1943 - 12 May 1943 - 13 May 1943 - 14 May 1943 - 15 May 1943 - 16 May 1943 - 17 May 1943 - 18 May 1943 - 19 May 1943 - 20 May 1943 - 21 May 1943 - 22 May 1943 - 23 May 1943 - 24 May 1943 - 25 May 1943 -
Arrival at Lorient on 26 May 1943.
Wolfpack operations during this patrol
Ships hit by U-103 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-103 during this patrol
27 Apr 1943
00.05 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: Wellington bomber M for Mother from 172 Sqn RAF located U-103 on radar and made a Leigh Light attack, but the boat was warned by the radar detector, and dived in time to evade six depth charges which exploded harmlessly ahead of her. The Wellington circled the area and then approached a second radar contact which proved to be U-566, left unable to dive by an earlier air attack. The aircraft had no depth charges left and returned to base after an exchange of gunfire. (Sources: KTBs/ADM 199-1784)
22 May 1943
14.48 hrs, Bay of Biscay NW of Finisterre, inbound: British Whitley bomber Z9440 (RAF OTU 10/N, pilot F/S D.W. Brookes) was prevented from dropping depth charges by heavy and accurate flak on its initial approach. U-103 dived and escaped unscathed. Damage to the Whitley (misidentified as a Halifax) was slight, and it reached base and landed without incident. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
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