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Patrol info for U-403

Date lookup for 30 Jul 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
13 Jul 1943Brest18 Aug 1943Lost37 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Karl-Franz Heine

U-403's position on 30 Jul 1943

Ships hit by U-403 on this date

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Attacks on U-403 during this patrol

30 Jul 1943
The boat was proceeding on the surface with U-43 when Avenger and Wildcat aircraft from the US escort carrier USS Santee. Both boats dived: two depth charges were dropped on U-403, and a Fido homing torpedo was launched at U-43. U-403 escaped, but U-43 was lost with her crew of 55. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 397)

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