U-Boat losses mount
30th July 1943: Five U-Boats are sunk by the Allies in one day, including U-461 sunk by Sunderland aircraft "U"/461
In May 1943 Admiral Donitz had responded to rising U-Boat losses by withdrawing routine U-Boats patrols from the North Atlantic. But U-Boats were still being sent to sea for patrols in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the South Atlantic. They faced ever more vigilant Allied U-boat hunters in the air and at sea, armed with new weapons. The 30th July 1943 just serves to illustrate that they were being hunted down everywhere.
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