U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-488

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Sep 1943Bordeaux12 Dec 1943Bordeaux97 days


Officers *

Oblt. (R) Erwin Bartke

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-488

We have 96 daily positions for the 97 days U-488 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-488 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


13 Nov 1943. Two medical cases from U-193 and U-530 were transferred to the milch cow boat U-488.

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Attacks on U-488 during this patrol

12 Oct 1943
Two American Avenger aircraft from the escort carrier USS Card sent to intercept the milch cow found the boat and dropped Fido homing torpedoes. Claimed sunk, U-488 nonetheless survived unharmed. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 431)

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Men lost from U-boats

15 Oct 1943
A man died of illness on 15 Oct. [Maschinenmaat Karl Bergmann]

25 Nov 1943
A man fell overboard, he was rescued died of heart failure shortly afterwards. [Matrosenobergefreiter Heinz Heinlein]

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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