Patrol info for U-591
Date lookup for 15 May 1943
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|12 May 1943||St. Nazaire||17 May 1943||St. Nazaire||6 days|
Kptlt. Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche
Ltn. Joachim Sauerbier
U-591's position on 15 May 1943
Ships hit by U-591 on this date
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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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