U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-281

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Oct 1943Bergen26 Nov 1943St. Nazaire52 days


Officers *

Oblt. Heinz von Davidson

Ltn. Hermann Neumeister

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-281

We have daily positions for all 52 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-281 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Schlieffen (16 Oct 1943 - 22 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried (22 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried 2 (27 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943)
   K├Ârner (30 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
   Tirpitz 3 (2 Nov 1943 - 8 Nov 1943)
   Eisenhart 9 (9 Nov 1943 - 11 Nov 1943)

Ships hit by U-281 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-281 during this patrol

17 Oct 1943
At 19.10 hrs U-281 was attacked by a B-24 Liberator near convoy ONS 20. The boat put up flak, and the two depth charges dropped fell short, but the II WO and two of the crew were wounded by strafing before the boat escaped by diving. (Sources: Ritschel)

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