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Patrol info for U-600

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 Jun 1943La Pallice10 Sep 1943Brest91 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Bernhard Zurmühlen

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-600

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Ships hit by U-600 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-600 during this patrol

14 Jun 1943
20.15 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: a group of three boats (U-257, U-600 and U-615) was strafed by British Flying Fortress FK212 (220 Sqdn RAF/V, pilot F/O C.F. Callender). U-600 and U-615 observed AA hits on the aircraft and claimed it as shot down, but the Fortress was apparently finished off by a Junkers Ju88C fighter (15/KG 40, pilot Lt Lothar Wolff) about 90km northwest of Cape Ortegal at 20.40 hrs. All nine aircrew were lost. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman/Goss)

16 Jun 1943
09.04 hrs, NW of Finisterre, outbound: a group of three boats was attacked by British B-24 Liberator Mk.V bomber FL973 (59 Sqdn RAF/C, pilot F/O E.E. Allen, RCAF) . The aircraft dropped six depth charges on the boat in the centre of the formation, U-600, which suffered only minor damage, whereas the aircraft was hit four times by AA fire from all three boats. Strafing by the tail gunner killed one man [Matrosengefreiter Georg Laub]. As the pilot backed off to assess the damage, the boats began to dive. The aircraft dropped its remaining depth charges ahead of the diving point of the starboard boat before returning to base. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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