Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 38)
|Born||25 Apr 1915||Wesermünde|
|U-1272||29 Jan 1944||2 Jul 1944||No war patrols|
|U-3016||5 Jan 1945||2 May 1945||No war patrols|
Bernhard Meentzen joined the Kriegsmarine in 1938. From July 1941 to March 1943 he served with Naval Flak School 1. In March 1943 he joined the U-boat force and began his U-boat training - and then his U-boat Commander training - finishing his courses in Dec 1943.
Oblt. Meentzen began his U-boat familiarization (Baubelehrung) in Dec 1943 and finished when he commissioned the new type VIIC/41 U-1272 on 29 Jan 1944. With this boat he trained in the Baltic as part of the 8th Flotilla. He left the boat on 2 July 1944.
In August 1944 Oblt. Meentzen began his courses and U-boat familiarization (Baubelehrung) for the new type XXI Elektro boats. On 5 Jan 1945 he then commissioned the new boat U-3016. When the was drew to a close his boat was still being worked up with the 4th flotilla (training) and had not reached operational status. Oblt. Meentzen scuttled his boat on 2 May, 1945 at Travemünde (see Operation Regenbogen).
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Ships hit by Bernhard Meentzen
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