U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-421

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Nov 1943Kiel8 Jan 1944Brest64 days


Officers *

Oblt. Hans Kolbus

Ltn. Hans-Heinrich Barschkis

Ltn. Heinz von Hennig

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-421

We have 63 daily positions for the 64 days U-421 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-421 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Coronel (4 Dec 1943 - 8 Dec 1943)
   Coronel 1 (8 Dec 1943 - 14 Dec 1943)
   Coronel 2 (14 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
   Föhr (18 Dec 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 6 (23 Dec 1943 - 26 Dec 1943)
   Hela (28 Dec 1943 - 1 Jan 1944)

Ships hit by U-421 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-421 during this patrol

3 Jan 1944
00.16 hrs, Bay of Biscay, inbound: A British B-24 Liberator bomber (RAF Sqdn 224/C, pilot F/O Ethan Allen) strafed the boat and dropped eight depth charges in a Leigh Light attack. U-421 fought back with AA fire, then escaped by crash-diving. Damage minor. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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