U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-268

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
10 Jan 1943Bergen19 Feb 1943Lost41 days


Officers *

Oblt. Ernst Heydemann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-268

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

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-268 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Falke (15 Jan 1943 - 19 Jan 1943)
   Haudegen (19 Jan 1943 - 2 Feb 1943)
   Nordsturm (2 Feb 1943 - 9 Feb 1943)
   Haudegen (9 Feb 1943 - 10 Feb 1943)

Ships hit by U-268 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
17 Jan 1943U-268Ernst Heydemann HMS LCT-2239 [Trans.]291brHX-222A
17 Jan 1943U-268Ernst Heydemann HMS LCT-2267 [Trans.]291brHX-222B
17 Jan 1943U-268Ernst Heydemann HMS LCT-2344 [Trans.]291brHX-222C
17 Jan 1943U-268Ernst Heydemann Vestfold14,547paHX-222D

4 ships sunk (15,420 tons).

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[Trans.] indicates the vessel was lost while being transported on another vessel.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-268 during this patrol

19 Feb 1943
The sinking of U-268
The inbound boat was sunk in a Leigh Light attack by the British Mk.VIII Wellington bomber MP505 (RAF Sqdn 172/B, pilot F/O G.D. Lundon) in the Bay of Biscay.

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Men lost from U-boats

22 Jan 1943
Leutnant zur See Wilhem Deutsch was lost by washing overboard. (When U-268 was sunk four weeks later only 44 men were killed, instead of the normally reported figure of 45 men.)

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