Patrol info for U-221
Date lookup for 27 Sep 1943
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|20 Sep 1943||St. Nazaire||27 Sep 1943||Lost||8 days|
Kptlt. Hans-Hartwig Trojer
U-221's position on 27 Sep 1943
Ships hit by U-221 on this date
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Attacks on U-221 during this patrol
27 Sep 1943
The sinking of U-221:
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
British Halifax HR982 (58 Sqn RAF/B, pilot F/O E.L. Hartley)
17.13 hrs, south-west of Ireland: U-221 was attacked from low level by the Halifax, straddled by eight depth charges, and was seen to sink by the stern. The aircraft was hit by flak, and a fire in the starboard wing forced the pilot to ditch about three miles away. Two gunners were lost, but the remaining six aircrew survived and were rescued after 11 days by HMS Mahratta.
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