Günter Gretschel

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 36)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 11,811 GRT

Born  26 Oct 1914 Scheibe, Glatz, Silesia
Died  9 Nov 1943(29)North Atlantic


Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-59 17 Apr 1941 Dec, 1941   No war patrols 
U-707 1 Jul 1942 9 Nov 1943  (+)  3 patrols (128 days) 

Patrol info for Günter Gretschel

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-707 12 Jan 1943  Kiel  8 Mar 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,56 days
2. U-707 12 Apr 1943  St. Nazaire  31 May 1943  Bordeaux  Patrol 2,50 days
3. U-707 12 Oct 1943  Bordeaux  13 Oct 1943  La Pallice   2 days
4. U-707 19 Oct 1943  La Pallice  9 Nov 1943  Sunk  Patrol 3,22 days
3 patrols, 128 days at sea

Ships hit by Günter Gretschel

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
24 Feb 1943U-707 Jonathan Sturges7,176amON-166
5 May 1943U-707 North Britain4,635brONS-5
 11,811

2 ships sunk (11,811 tons).


About ranks and decorations
Ranks shown in italics are our database inserts based on the rank dates of his crew comrades. The officers of each crew would normally have progressed through the lower ranks at the same rate.

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