Patrol info for U-441
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|8 Jul 1943||Brest||13 Jul 1943||Brest||6 days|
Kptlt. Götz von Hartmann
Ltn. Hans-Ulrich Hanitsch
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-441
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Ships hit by U-441 during this patrol
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Attacks on U-441 during this patrol
12 Jul 1943
This flak boat was strafed by three British Beaufighters from 248 Sqdn RAF in the Bay of Biscay. Ten men died and 13 were wounded, including all officers except the ship's doctor. Dr Paul Pfaffinger took over command from Kplt von Hartmann, treated the wounded and brought the boat back to Brest. He was subsequently awarded the German Cross in Gold. This action led to the abandonment of the flak boat experiment, and all the boats involved were returned to their original armament configuration. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
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