U-164 was attacked by a PBY-5A of VP-83, on January 6, 1943

(The boat was not heard from again after this attack)

The PBY flown in the attack on U-164 on 8 January 1943

(photo courtesy of Aviation Machinist's Mate "Billie" and his son Larry Goodell )

Maschinenobergefreiter Josef Buchholz of U-164



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Summary of statements by survivors of the Swedish Motor Freighter Braceland, sunk by U-164 on her second war cruise, January 1, 1943
Aviation Machinist's Mate "Billie" Goodell photographs and Distinguished Flying Cross citation
Report on the Interrogation of Survivors of U-164
Wehrpaß of Maschinenobergefreiter Josef Buchholz (courtesy of Eric-Jan Bakker)
KTB for the boat's first war patrol 18 July - 7 October 1942
Reconstructed KTB for the boat's second war patrol 29 November 1942 - 6 January 1943