Patrol info for U-960
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|19 Mar 1944||La Pallice||27 Mar 1944||La Pallice||9 days|
Oblt. Günther Heinrich
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-960
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Ships hit by U-960 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-960 during this patrol
27 Mar 1944
The inbound U-763 and U-960 were attacked by seven Mosquitos (two Mk.XVIII from 618 Sqdn and five Mk.VI from 248 Sqdn RAF) at the rendezvous point with their escort of two Sperrbrecher and four minesweepers off La Pallice. The Tsetse Mosquitos (L for Love, pilot F/O D. J. Turner and HX903/I Item, pilot F/O A. H. Hilliard) strafed U-960 and injured 14 crew, four of them seriously, including the commander with a wound above the left knee. The boat claimed one aircraft probably shot down, but while I Item was indeed badly damaged by a hit to the nose, it managed to reach base. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
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