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Patrol info for U-591

Date lookup for 15 May 1943

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
12 May 1943St. Nazaire17 May 1943St. Nazaire6 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche

Ltn. Joachim Sauerbier

U-591's position on 15 May 1943

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Attacks on U-591 during this patrol

15 May 1943
12.36 hrs, west of the Bay of Biscay: the boat was strafed and bombed by a British Whitley bomber (RAF Sqdn 10 OTU/M, pilot F/Sgt G.W. Brookes). The boat was not damaged, but the commander, Kptlt. Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche, and one of the crew were wounded by gunfire, forcing the boat to return to base. (Sources: Norman Franks)

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