U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-422

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Sep 1943Bergen4 Oct 1943Lost27 days


Officers *

Oblt. Wolfgang Poeschel

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-422

We have daily positions for all 27 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-422 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Leuthen (15 Sep 1943 - 24 Sep 1943)

Ships hit by U-422 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-422 during this patrol

23 Sep 1943
The boat was depth charged and strafed by an allied aircraft identified as a Halifax. Three men were wounded, two of them seriously. After requesting medical assistance the boat rendezvoused with milch cow U-460 on the 29th of September. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 424)

4 Oct 1943
While being refuelled by U-460 (along with U-264 and U-455) the boats were attacked by Avenger aircraft from the escort carrier USS Card. After putting up heavy flak the smaller VIIC boats dived, leaving U-460 on the surface. She was destroyed when she also tried to dive. U-422 was then attacked later in the day and sunk. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 429)

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