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Patrol info for U-431

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Jun 1942Salamis20 Jun 1942La Spezia17 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wilhelm Dommes

Oblt. Hans-G√ľnther Lange

Oblt. Friedrich Weidner

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-431

We have 15 daily positions for the 17 days U-431 was at sea.

Departure from Salamis on 4 Jun 1942.
5 Jun 1942 - 6 Jun 1942 - 7 Jun 1942 - 8 Jun 1942 - 9 Jun 1942 - 10 Jun 1942 - 11 Jun 1942 - 12 Jun 1942 - 13 Jun 1942 - 14 Jun 1942 - 15 Jun 1942 - 16 Jun 1942 - 17 Jun 1942 - 18 Jun 1942 - 19 Jun 1942 -
Arrival at La Spezia on 20 Jun 1942.

Ships hit by U-431 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
15 Jun 1942U-431Wilhelm Dommes HMS LCT-119 (d.)450brA

1 ship damaged (450 tons).

(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


15 Jun 1942. U-431 rescued all six crewmen of the Dornier Do24T-2 WNr 31 (7. Seenotstaffel, CH+EW) and three airmen of a Junkers Ju88 from their rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean Sea about 50 miles south of Crete at 2250hrs. The flying boat had crashed earlier that day when it tried to land at sea to pick up the survivors of the Ju88A-4 WNr 140216 (3./KG 54, B3+TL), which had been forced to ditch while operating against the Malta convoy Vigorous on 14 February, its pilot being lost.

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Attacks on U-431 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-431 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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