U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-262

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
24 Jul 1943La Pallice2 Sep 1943La Pallice41 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Rudolf Heinz Franke

Ltn. Horst Dieter Hübsch

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-262

We have daily positions for all 41 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-262 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-262 during this patrol

8 Aug 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
American Avenger (VC-1 USN, pilot Lt (jg) A.H. Sallenger)

a.m., mid Atlantic south of Greenland, severe weather conditions: U-262 was awaiting refuelling from U-664 while U-760 was being supplied. At 10.11 hrs, an Avenger/Wildcat team from USS Card located the boats and attacked U-262. The Wildcat strafed the boat while the Avenger tried to drop depth charges, but an AA hit in the bomb bay had damaged the release mechanism, and put the radio out of commission. Making a second run, the Avenger was hit by flak again, setting a fuel tank in the starboard wing on fire. Two depth charges were launched manually, causing severe damage, but the pilot was forced to jettison a Fido homing torpedo and ditch the burning aircraft. The radioman went down with the Avenger, but the pilot and gunner were picked up in the afternoon by USS Barry after being sighted by other aircraft from the escort carrier. The Wildcat was also shot down by U-262 during another strafing run and crashed into the sea, killing its pilot. Damage forced U-262 to return to base. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

8 Aug 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
American Wildcat (VC-1 USN, pilot Ens J.F. Sprague)

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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