U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-438

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
31 Mar 1943Brest6 May 1943Lost37 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Heinsohn

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-438

We have 35 daily positions for the 37 days U-438 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-438 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Adler (11 Apr 1943 - 13 Apr 1943)
   Meise (13 Apr 1943 - 22 Apr 1943)
   Specht (22 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)

Ships hit by U-438 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-438 during this patrol

4 May 1943
A Catalina (Sqdn 5) attacked a U-boat believed to have been U-438 in the Atlantic 200 miles (322 km) south of Greenland. The boat fought off the attack, escaping with minor damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 291)

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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