U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-214

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 May 1943Brest10 May 1943Brest7 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Reeder

Oblt. Rupprecht Stock

Ltn. Rupprecht Fishler, Graf von Treuberg

Hans Beckmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-214

We have 8 daily positions for the 7 days U-214 was at sea.

4 May 1943 -

Departure from Brest on 4 May 1943.
5 May 1943 - 6 May 1943 - 7 May 1943 - 8 May 1943 - 9 May 1943 -
Arrival at Brest on 10 May 1943.

Ships hit by U-214 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

We have no events listed for this patrol.

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Attacks on U-214 during this patrol

7 May 1943
10.14 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: British Halifax bomber HR745 (RAF Sqdn 58/S, pilot W/C W.E. Oulton), attacked from out of the sun. Despite being hit by flak, it returned to drop three depth charges. The boat evaded both attacks and dived with only minor damage, but the commander, Kptlt Günther Reeder was severely wounded by gunfire (he no longer served in U-boats after this). The I WO, Oblt Rupprecht Stock took command and brought U-214 to base.

This aircraft was formerly credited with the destruction of U-663 in this attack, but U-663 sank following an attack by Australian Sunderland flying boat W/William, 10 Sqdn RAAF.

(Sources: 1989-11-01, Axel Niestle)

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