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Patrol info for U-628

Date lookup for 3 Jul 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
1 Jul 1943Brest3 Jul 1943Lost3 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Hasenschar

U-628's position on 3 Jul 1943

Ships hit by U-628 on this date

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Attacks on U-628 during this patrol

3 Jul 1943
The sinking of U-628
1405hrs, NW of Cape Ortegal, outbound: British Liberator FL963 (224 Sqn RAF/J, pilot S/L P.J. Cundy, DFC) dropped 18 35lb A/S bombs on an initial attack run (the first use of this new weapon), then followed up with four depth charges. Survivors were seen in the water after U-628 sank, but none were rescued. Despite flak hits to a fuel tank and the fin, rudder and starboard wing, the aircraft returned to St. Eval to make a safe landing. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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