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Patrol info for U-666

Date lookup for 9 May 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 May 1943St. Nazaire9 Jul 1943St. Nazaire65 days


Officers *

Herbert Engel

U-666's position on 9 May 1943

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-666 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 2 (16 Jun 1943 - 29 Jun 1943)

Ships hit by U-666 on this date

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Attacks on U-666 during this patrol

9 May 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Halifax bomber HR743 (58 Sqn RAF/N, pilot F/S J.A. Hoather, DFM)

1028hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: the Halifax (misidentified as a Sunderland) only strafed the boat on its first attack and received several AA hits in one of the port engines during a second run. The pilot then apparently lost control when turning to come in again and the Halifax crashed into the sea about 500m (546 yds) from the boat, killing the crew of eight.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

9 May 1943
12.25 hours, Atlantic NW of Corunna, Spain, outbound: U-666 was attacked by British Whitley bomber BD278 (10 OTU RAF/C, pilot Sgt A.J. Salvage). The aircraft was hit by flak during the intial strafing run and its depth charges fell wide. After the boat dived the aircraft was forced to return to base due to damage to the tail. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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