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Patrol info for U-257

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 Jun 1943La Pallice14 Sep 1943Lorient95 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinz Rahe

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-257

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Ships hit by U-257 during this patrol

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Attacks on U-257 during this patrol

14 Jun 1943
16.05 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: while proceeding in company with U-600 and U-615 U-257 was strafed by a British Whitley bomber (10 OTU RAF/P, pilot P/O Orr), wounding one man. Three depth charges caused minor damage.
Whitley (10 OTU RAF/E, pilot Sgt Manson) exchanged gunfire with this group shortly afterwards, but this aircraft had used up its depth charges in an earlier attack. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman/Rohwer)

14 Jun 1943
09.48 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: British Sunderland flying boat JM687 (228 Sqdn RAF/V, pilot F/O S. White) dropped three bombs on a group of three boats (U-257, U-600 and U-615). No damage. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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