U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-454

Date lookup for 1 Aug 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
26 Jul 1943La Pallice1 Aug 1943Lost7 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Burckhard Hackländer

U-454's position on 1 Aug 1943

Ships hit by U-454 on this date

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Attacks on U-454 during this patrol

1 Aug 1943
The sinking of U-454
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
Australian Sunderland flying boat W4020 (10 Sqdn RAAF/B, pilot F/L Ken G. Fry)

14.40 hrs, NW of Finisterre: Six days into her patrol after leaving La Pallice, U-454 was broken in two by fatally accurate depth charges from the Sunderland, despite its suffering severe damage from the U-boat flak barrage. An attempt to ditch failed, and the subsequent crash killed the pilot and five aircrew. Six survivors were rescued by HMS Wren of the 2nd Escort Group, while HMS Kite saved the commander and 13 survivors from U-454.

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