U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-667

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


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich-Andreas Schroeteler

Ltn. Erich Faust

Ltn. Rolf Rüdiger Bensel

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-667

We have 66 daily positions for the 68 days U-667 was at sea.

Ships hit by U-667 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-667 during this patrol

29 May 1943
15.40 hrs, between Iceland and the Faeroes: the boat was attacked by British Catalina flying boat FP183 (190 Sqn RAF/V, pilot S/L J.A. Holmes). The Catalina was hit by flak during a strafing run, but dropped six depth charges that fell approx. 30m (98ft) astern. More gunfire was exchanged, but U-667 soon dived. The Catalina was hit in the port engine and hull, and the co-pilot slightly wounded by a shell splinter, but reached base at Sullom Voe and landed safely. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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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