U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-629

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
22 Nov 1943Bergen5 Jan 1944Brest45 days


Officers *

Oblt. Hans-Helmuth Bugs

Ltn. Helmuth Wehrkamp

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-629

We have daily positions for all 45 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-629 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Coronel (4 Dec 1943 - 8 Dec 1943)
   Coronel 1 (8 Dec 1943 - 14 Dec 1943)
   Coronel 2 (14 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
   Amrum (18 Dec 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)

Ships hit by U-629 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-629 during this patrol

4 Jan 1944
U-629 rendezvoused with U-284 southeast of Greenland to embark her crew on Dec 21 after 284 was scuttled due to sea damage. U-629 was thus returning to base with approx 100 men on board when she was strafed and depth charged in the Bay of Biscay by Polish Wellington bomber HF185 (304 Sqn RAF/2B, pilot F/O Hieronim Czyzun). Despite the six depth charges dropped causing severe damage, the overloaded boat managed to reach Brest the next day after summoning assistance.

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Men lost from U-boats

16 Dec 1943
A lookout broke his arm during a severe storm.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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