U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-280

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 Oct 1943Kiel16 Nov 1943Lost36 days


Officers *

Oblt. Walter Hungershausen

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-280


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We have daily positions for all 36 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-280 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Körner (30 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
   Tirpitz 3 (2 Nov 1943 - 8 Nov 1943)
   Eisenhart 3 (9 Nov 1943 - 15 Nov 1943)

Ships hit by U-280 during this patrol

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-280 during this patrol

16 Nov 1943
The sinking of U-280

10.25 hrs, mid Atlantic: Liberator bomber FL931 (RAF Sqdn 86/M, pilot F/O J.H. Bookless, RAAF) attacked the boat near convoy HX 265. On the first run the Liberator's port outer engine was knocked out by accurate by AA fire and the depth charges overshot. F/O Bookless nonetheless attacked again, and sank U-280 with more depth charges. He then then remained on patrol for another hour on three engines before returning to base and landing safely. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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