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Patrol info for U-159

Date lookup for 10 Oct 1942

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
24 Aug 1942Lorient5 Jan 1943Lorient135 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Helmut Friedrich Witte

Oblt. Gerd von Pommer-Esche

U-159's position on 10 Oct 1942

Ships hit by U-159 on this date

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Attacks on U-159 during this patrol

10 Oct 1942
14.41 hrs, west of Cape Town: an SAAF Ventura bomber dropped three depth charges shortly after the boat crash dived. Only minor damage was caused, but U-159 was forced to give up her chase of a freighter sighted earlier.

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