Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 37b)
|Born||6 Jul 1917||Kaltennordheim|
|Died||24 May 1944||(26)||off Trondheim|
|U-921||30 May 1943||24 May 1944 (+)||No war patrols|
A Canadian Sunderland aircraft (Sqdn 422/R, pilot R. H. Nesbitt) attacked the boat on 24 May 1944. The aircraft was shot down but not before wounding 3 men, including the Commander, Oblt. Wolfgang Leu. As the boat crash dived Leu got both his wounded men down but did not manage to get down into the tower himself. He slammed the hatch down as the boat dove and was drowned (Blair, 1998).
The boat reached Trondheim, Norway under the command of the I WO on the 26th. An American submarine commander received the Medal of Honor for the very same act in the Pacific (Blair, 1998).
Blair, C. (1998). Hitler’s U-boat War. The Hunted, 1942-1945.
Patrol info for Wolfgang Leu
|1.||U-921||18 May 1944||Kiel||26 May 1944||Trondheim||7 days||*|
* Wolfgang Leu died during this patrol on 24 May 1944
Ships hit by Wolfgang Leu
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