The Operations of the Drossel Group of U-boats 28 April – 8 May 1943

By David Syrett, published August 1993


The 13 U-boats group code-named Drossel task failure of intercepting Allied United Kingdom-Gibraltar convoys in the dangerous eastern North Atlantic area in mid 1943 is described. The strength and effectiveness of the allied defences, wrong intelligence and hazardous co-ordination with Luftwaffe reconnaissance aircraft, vital to obtain valid targets, are mentioned as main reasons of the poor results obtained.

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Filed under: Atlantic | WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Submarines

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