Wolfpack Pfeil

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Pfeil ("Arrow") was the name given to two separate U-Boat "wolfpacks" of Nazi Germany during World War II.

Pfeil 1 (Sep 1942)[edit]

The first wolfpack comprised 11 U-boats and operated from 12 September 1942 to 22 September 1942; this pack patrolled both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, preying on merchant vessels coming to Europe from the Americas.[1]

U-boats involved[edit]

U-Boat Commander From To
U-216 Kapitänleutnant Karl-Otto Schultz[2] 15 September 1942 22 September 1942
U-221 Kapitänleutnant Hans-Hartwig Trojer[3] 12 September 1942 22 September 1942
U-258 Kapitänleutnant Wilhelm von Mässenhausen[4] 12 September 1942 22 September 1942
U-356 Kapitänleutnant Georg Wallas[5] 12 September 1942 22 September 1942
U-440 Kapitänleutnant Hans Geissler[6] 12 September 1942 14 September 1942
U-595 Kapitänleutnant Jürgen Quaet-Faslem[7] 12 September 1942 22 September 1942
U-607 Kapitänleutnant Ernst Mengersen[8] 12 September 1942 22 September 1942
U-615 Kapitänleutnant Ralph Kapitzky[9] 12 September 1942 22 September 1942
U-617 Kapitänleutnant Albrecht Brandi[10] 12 September 1942 22 September 1942
U-618 Oberleutnant zur See Kurt Baberg[11] 12 September 1942 22 September 1942
U-661 Oberleutnant zur See Erich Lilienfeld[12] 12 September 1942 22 September 1942

Raiding Success[edit]

Pfeil 1 was responsible for the sinking of 0 ships in the Atlantic Ocean.

Pfeil 2 (Feb 1943)[edit]

The first wolfpack comprised 13 U-boats and operated from 1 February 1943 to 9 February 1943; this pack patrolled both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, preying on merchant vessels coming to Europe from the Americas.[13]

U-boats involved[edit]

U-Boat Commander From To
U-89 Korvettenkapitän Dietrich Lohmann[14] 1 February 1943 9 February 1943
U-135 Oberleutnant zur See Heinz Schütt[15] 3 February 1943 8 February 1943
U-187 Kapitänleutnant Ralph Münnich[16] 1 February 1943 4 February 1943
U-262 Kapitänleutnant Heinz Franke[17] 1 February 1943 7 February 1943
U-266 Kapitänleutnant Ralf von Jessen[18] 4 February 1943 9 February 1943
U-267 Kapitänleutnant Otto Tinschert[19] 1 February 1943 7 February 1943
U-402 Korvettenkapitän Siegfried von Forstner[20] 1 February 1943 8 February 1943
U-413 Kapitänleutnant Gustav Poel[21] 1 February 1943 9 February 1943
U-454 Kapitänleutnant Burckhard Hackländer[22] 1 February 1943 9 February 1943
U-465 Kapitänleutnant Heinz Wolf[23] 1 February 1943 8 February 1943
U-594 Kapitänleutnant Friedrich Mumm[24] 1 February 1943 9 February 1943
U-608 Kapitänleutnant Rolf Struckmeier[25] 1 February 1943 9 February 1943
U-609 Kapitänleutnant Klaus Rudloff[26] 1 February 1943 7 February 1943

Raiding Success[edit]

Pfeil 2 was responsible for the sinking of 11 ships (54,326 GRT) plus 1 ship damaged (9,272 GRT) in the Atlantic Ocean.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Edwards, Bernard (1996). Dönitz and the Wolf Packs - The U-boats at War. Cassell Military Classics. pp. 117, 119, 123–125. ISBN 0-304-35203-9.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Pfeil 1 at uboat.net". Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Karl-Otto Schultz". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Hans-Hartwig Trojer". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Wilhelm von Mässenhausen". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Georg Wallas". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Hans Geissler". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Jürgen Quaet-Faslem". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Ernst Mengersen". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Ralph Kapitzky". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Albrecht Brandi". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Kurt Baberg". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Erich Lilienfeld". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Pfeil 2 at uboat.net". Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  14. ^ "Dietrich Lohmann". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  15. ^ "Heinz Schütt". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  16. ^ "Ralph Münnich". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  17. ^ "Heinz Franke". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  18. ^ "Ralf von Jessen". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  19. ^ "Otto Tinschert". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  20. ^ "Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  21. ^ "Gustav Poel". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  22. ^ "Burckhard Hackländer". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  23. ^ "Heinz Wolf". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  24. ^ "Friedrich Mumm". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  25. ^ "Rolf Struckmeier". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  26. ^ "Klaus Rudloff". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 July 2014.