U-Boat Bases and Bunkers: Brest: The U-Boat Bunker fell to the Allies on 21 September 1944. The last U-Boat to depart the bunker was U-256 under the command of Korvettenkapitän Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock on 4 September 1944. During its capture, the port at Brest had been almost totally destroyed, the US Army suffered over 10,000 casualties, and the U-Boat Bunker remained intact.
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