Patrol info for U-68
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|12 Jun 1943||Lorient||16 Jun 1943||Lorient||5 days|
Oblt. Albert Lauzemis
Oblt. Ekkehard Scherraus
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-68
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Ships hit by U-68 during this patrol
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Attacks on U-68 during this patrol
14 Jun 1943
09.33 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: the boat was strafed by one of four Mosquito aircraft. More details about this incident can be found at U-155. Aboard U-68, the commander, the II.WO and one of the men were wounded. The I.WO, Oblt E. Scherraus, took command. One man was apparently hit while operating an MG38 machinegun, fell overboard and could not be recovered [Obergefreiter Hans Schaumburg]. The boat returned to base in company with U-155. U-68's doctor was later transferred to the other boat. (Sources: Norman Franks)
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