Georg-Wilhelm Basse

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  27 Aug 1917 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Died  30 Jan 1944(26)Barents Sea


Kriegsmarine crew book photo

Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

10 Dec 1939 Luftwaffe Observer Badge
10 Jun 1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
30 Sep 1940 Iron Cross 1st Class
22 Mar 1941 Luftwaffe Combat clasp in Bronze
20 Jun 1941 Luftwaffe Combat clasp in Silver
6 Jan 1942 Luftwaffe Combat clasp in Gold
Mar, 1943 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-339 25 Aug 1942 17 May 1943   1 patrol (7 days) 
U-314 10 Jun 1943 30 Jan 1944  (+)  2 patrols (30 days) 

Crew of 1936

Georg-Wilhelm Basse was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.

Patrol info for Georg-Wilhelm Basse


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-339 16 Mar 1943  Kiel  20 Mar 1943  Bergen   5 days
2. U-339 22 Mar 1943  Bergen  28 Mar 1943  Trondheim  Patrol 1,7 days
3. U-339 3 Apr 1943  Trondheim  9 Apr 1943  Kiel   7 days
4. U-314 14 Dec 1943  Kiel  21 Dec 1943  Trondheim   8 days
5. U-314 22 Dec 1943  Trondheim  14 Jan 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 2,24 days
6. U-314 25 Jan 1944  Hammerfest  30 Jan 1944  Sunk  Patrol 3,6 days
3 patrols, 37 days at sea

Ships hit by Georg-Wilhelm Basse

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About ranks and decorations
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders