Patrol info for U-159
Date lookup for 10 Oct 1942
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|24 Aug 1942||Lorient||5 Jan 1943||Lorient||135 days|
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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