Patrol info for U-505
Date lookup for 24 Oct 1943
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|9 Oct 1943||Lorient||7 Nov 1943||Lorient||30 days|
Kptlt. Peter Zschech
Oblt. Paul Meyer
U-505's position on 24 Oct 1943
Ships hit by U-505 on this date
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-505 during this patrol
24 Oct 1943
The commander of U-505, Kptlt. Peter Zschech, committed suicide during heavy depth charging on 24 Oct. This was the only such case of the war. The IWO, Oblt. Meyer took over and brought the boat back to port.
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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.