U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-270

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Dec 1943St. Nazaire17 Jan 1944St. Nazaire41 days


Officers *

Oblt. Paul-Friedrich Otto

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-270

We have daily positions for all 41 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-270 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Borkum (18 Dec 1943 - 3 Jan 1944)
   Borkum 1 (3 Jan 1944 - 6 Jan 1944)

Ships hit by U-270 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-270 during this patrol

6 Jan 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Fortress FA705 (206 Sqn RAF/U, pilot F/L A.J. Pinhorn)

1911hrs, NNE of the Azores: the Fortress made two strafing runs without dropping bombs. After dropping four depth charges ahead of the boat during a third run, the starboard inner engine was hit by flak and the aircraft crashed into the sea, killing all eight aircrew. U-270 ran into the detonations, damaging all bow torpedo tubes, the sonar and batteries, and was forced to return to base.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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