Leo Wolfbauer

Korvettenkapitän (Crew kuk 13)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  21 Jul 1895 Pernegg, Bruck a.d. Mur
Died  16 May 1943(47)English Channel


1 Nov 1915 Fregattenleutnant
1 Apr 1942 Korvettenkapitän


WWI Military Merit Medal

U-boat Commands

U-463 2 Apr 1942 16 May 1943  (+)  5 patrols (204 days) 

Korvettenkapitän Leo Wolfbauer was one of the oldest U-boat commanders of WWII to depart on patrol when he took his boat, the Milch Cow U-463, out from Kiel, Germany on 11 July 1942. He was 47 years old and would command the boat for more than 200 days at sea.

Leo Wolfbauer died with his entire crew of 57 men when his boat, U-463, was sunk 7 days into on its 5th patrol by a British Handley Page aircraft (Sqdn. 58/R) in the Bay of Biscay (Niestlé, 1998).


Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.

Patrol info for Leo Wolfbauer

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-463 11 Jul 1942  Kiel  3 Sep 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,55 days
2. U-463 28 Sep 1942  St. Nazaire  11 Nov 1942  Brest  Patrol 2,45 days
3. U-463 6 Dec 1942  Brest  26 Jan 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,52 days
4. U-463 4 Mar 1943  St. Nazaire  17 Apr 1943  Bordeaux  Patrol 4,45 days
5. U-463 10 May 1943  Le Verdon  16 May 1943  Sunk  Patrol 5,7 days
5 patrols, 204 days at sea

Ships hit by Leo Wolfbauer

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Media links

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

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