Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)
|Born||23 Mar 1916||Wolfenstein, Rhein-Pfalz|
|U-534||23 Dec 1942||5 May 1945||3 patrols (160 days)|
Herbert Nollau joined the Kriegsmarine in 1936. From Sept 1939 to April 1940 he served on the new heavy cruiser Blücher as radio technical officer. During the invasion of Norway on 9 April 1940 the cruiser was sunk in Oslo fjord by Norwegian shore batteries and torpedoes with about 830 casualties. Herbert Nollau then briefly joined the light cruiser Emden in April before being assigned to Horten as signals officer and the harbour defence of Oslo until Jan 1941.
From Jan to June 1941 Herbert Nollau went through U-boat training and then he was sent to U-boat familiarization (Baubelehrung) from July to Aug 1941 before joining the new U-505 (Kptlt. Axel-Olaf Loewe) as the First Watch Officer (1WO). Nollau would serve on this boat until Sept 1942, going out on 3 patrols for over 180 days at sea.
He commanded the boat on 2 long patrols in the North Atlantic. His boat was sunk on 5 May, 1945 in the Kattegat north-west of Helsingör, in position 56.39N, 11.48E, by 10 depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 86/G). 3 dead and 49 survivors (Niestlé, 1998).
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Patrol info for Herbert Nollau
|1.||U-534||27 Apr 1944||Kiel||6 May 1944||Bergen||10 days|
|2.||U-534||8 May 1944||Bergen||13 Aug 1944||Bordeaux||Patrol 1,||98 days|
|3.||U-534||25 Aug 1944||Bordeaux||24 Oct 1944||Kristiansand||Patrol 2,||61 days|
|4.||U-534||25 Oct 1944||Kristiansand||28 Oct 1944||Flensburg||4 days|
|5.||U-534||1 May 1945||Kiel||2 May 1945||Kopenhagen||2 days|
|6.||U-534||5 May 1945||Kopenhagen||5 May 1945||Sunk||Patrol 3,||1 days|
|3 patrols, 160 days at sea|
Ships hit by Herbert Nollau
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