Patrol info for U-642
Date lookup for 9 Jul 1943
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|4 May 1943||St. Nazaire||17 Jul 1943||St. Nazaire||75 days|
Kptlt. Herbert Brünning
Ltn. Hans-Erich Kummetz
Ltn. Erwin Jestel
U-642's position on 9 Jul 1943
Wolfpack operations during this patrol
U-642 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
Oder (17 May 1943 - 19 May 1943)
Mosel (19 May 1943 - 24 May 1943)
Trutz (1 Jun 1943 - 16 Jun 1943)
Trutz 1 (16 Jun 1943 - 29 Jun 1943)
Geier 3 (30 Jun 1943 - 15 Jul 1943)
Ships hit by U-642 on this date
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-642 during this patrol
9 Jul 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Catalina flying boat FP155 (210 Sqn RAF/F, pilot F/L D.M. Ryan)
1340hrs, 250 miles west of Lisbon, inbound: the port side of the aircraft was hit by flak during the attack run, damaging the wing, engine and a fuel tank and wounding the bow gunner. Due to this damage, only the three depth charges on the starboard side were dropped, but did not damage U-642, which crash-dived, and thus failed to observe the burning Catalina ditch shortly afterwards. Two aircrew died in the crash and another died the next day from a heart attack. Seven survivors were rescued four days later by HMS Swale and taken to Casablanca.(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
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