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Patrol info for U-667

Date lookup for 19 Jul 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
20 May 1943Kiel26 Jul 1943St. Nazaire68 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich-Andreas Schroeteler

Ltn. Erich Faust

Ltn. Rolf RĂ¼diger Bensel

U-667's position on 19 Jul 1943

Ships hit by U-667 on this date

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Attacks on U-667 during this patrol

19 Jul 1943
15.42 hrs, Bay of Biscay, inbound: the boat was attacked by British B-24 Liberator FL977 (59 Sqn RAF/H, pilot F/L E.E. Allen, RCAF). The aircraft broke off the first attack after being hit by flak in the port wing, then circled U-667 and exchanged gunfire. It then dropped a depth charge from 3,300 ft (1006 m) to force the boat to dive, which overshot by 75 yards (69 m) and did not explode. At 16.33 hrs, the next attack was made from low level, but the two depth charges released fell ahead and missed. After the aircraft had been hit by flak ten times and the port waist gunner badly wounded, the pilot decided to return to base. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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