U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-333

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Jun 1944La Pallice13 Jun 1944Lorient8 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Peter-Erich Cremer

Oblt. Hans-J├╝rgen Dobinsky

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-333

We have 7 daily positions for the 8 days U-333 was at sea.

Departure from La Pallice on 6 Jun 1944.
7 Jun 1944 - 8 Jun 1944 - 9 Jun 1944 - 10 Jun 1944 - 11 Jun 1944 - 12 Jun 1944 -
Arrival at Lorient on 13 Jun 1944.

Ships hit by U-333 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-333 during this patrol

10 Jun 1944
An Australian Sunderland flying boat (Sqdn 10, pilot H. A. McGregor) attacked the boat causing severe damage, but accurate flak repelled the aircraft. The boat was attacked again the next day. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 583)

11 Jun 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Sunderland flying boat (RAF Sqdn 228/U, pilot M. E. Slaughter)

Severe damage to U-boat. U-333 had already been hit by Australian Sunderland Y/10 the day before. Further damage from this attack forced her to return to La Pallice, France.

(Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 583)

12 Jun 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Sunderland flying boat S for Sugar, RAF Sqdn 201

Bay of Biscay south of Brest. This is a possible match. Either this Sunderland or U Uncle from 228 Sqdn were shot down by U-333 on this day. (According to the book Wavetops at My Wingtips, it was 201/S, its demise being witnessed by the crew of a Canadian Catalina flying boat).

(Sources: "Wavetops at My Wingtips", Flt Lt Leslie Baveystock)

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