Patrol info for U-459
Date lookup for 30 May 1943
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|20 Apr 1943||Bordeaux||3 Jun 1943||Bordeaux||45 days|
KrvKpt. Georg von Wilamowitz-Möllendorf
U-459's position on 30 May 1943
Ships hit by U-459 on this date
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Attacks on U-459 during this patrol
30 May 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Whitley Z9440 (10 OTU RAF/N, pilot Sgt L.O. Slade)
12.00 hrs, NW of Finisterre, inbound: the Whitley (misidentified as a Lancaster) made two attack runs dropping four bombs on each run, but without result. It was hit by flak during the second attack, and later had to ditch because of engine trouble. The six crew were rescued by a Spanish trawler.(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
30 May 1943
12.22 hrs, NW of Finisterre, inbound: a British B-24 Liberator (224 Sqn RAF/G, pilot F/L M.J. Elworthy) attacked the boat 22 minutes after it had shot down another aircraft. Ten depth charges were dropped during three runs, with the aircraft suffering flak damage in the process. The boat escaped unharmed. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
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