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Patrol info for U-600

Date lookup for 16 Jun 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 Jun 1943La Pallice10 Sep 1943Brest91 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Bernhard Zurmühlen

U-600's position on 16 Jun 1943

Ships hit by U-600 on this date

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Attacks on U-600 during this patrol

16 Jun 1943
09.04 hrs, NW of Finisterre, outbound: a group of three boats was attacked by British B-24 Liberator Mk.V bomber FL973 (59 Sqdn RAF/C, pilot F/O E.E. Allen, RCAF) . The aircraft dropped six depth charges on the boat in the centre of the formation, U-600, which suffered only minor damage, whereas the aircraft was hit four times by AA fire from all three boats. Strafing by the tail gunner killed one man [Matrosengefreiter Georg Laub]. As the pilot backed off to assess the damage, the boats began to dive. The aircraft dropped its remaining depth charges ahead of the diving point of the starboard boat before returning to base. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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