The Men of the U-boats

List of all U-boat Commanders

- A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K -
L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - Z


B


Kurt Baberg

Born on 23 Feb 1917 in Duisburg-Ruhrort.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1943)
Died on 31 Mar 2003

Commands:
U-30, U-618, U-827


Helmut Bach

Born on 5 Dec 1906 in Helfta, Mansfelder Seekreis, Sachsen-Anhalt.
Crew IX/39. Kapitänleutnant (R) (1 Apr 1945)

Commands:
U-681


Joachim-Werner Bach

Born on 7 Aug 1918 in Dresden.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jun 1943)
Died on 5 Feb 1981, Berlin, Germany.

Commands:
U-1110


Hans-Botho Bade

Born on 15 Nov 1909 in Hamburg-Blankenese.
Crew X/39. Leutnant zur See (R) (1 Jul 1941)
Died on 14 Dec 1942

Commands:
U-626


Hans-Heinrich Baden

Born on 30 Apr 1915 in Bremen.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 7 Jun 1944

Commands:
U-955


Rolf Bahn

Born on 6 Mar 1918 in Rüstringen.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1943)
Died on 27 May 1997

Commands:
U-1235, U-876


Rudolf Bahr

Born on 1 Apr 1916 in Landsberg, Warthe.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1942)
Died on 16 Jan 1944

Commands:
U-305


Ernst-Ludwig Balduhn

Born on 27 Oct 1919 in Rodmannshöfen, East Prussia.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 20 Jan 2004

Commands:
U-1163


Hugo Baldus

Born on 12 Apr 1921 in Hohenbudberg, Rhine.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 10 Jun 1981

Commands:
U-773


Diethelm Balke

Born on 22 Sep 1919.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)

Commands:
U-991


Rene Ballert

Born on 3 Mar 1920 in Tilsit.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 20 Nov 1985

Commands:
U-1196


Sarto Ballert

Born on 21 Apr 1917 in St Petersburg, Russia.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 31 Jan 1945

Commands:
U-1166, U-3520


Rudolf Baltz

Born on 2 Jul 1920 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 20 Apr 2008, Wedel, Germany.

Commands:
U-603


Bruno Barber

Born on 6 Mar 1904 in Deichhausen, Delmenhors.
Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve (1 Feb 1942)
Died on 28 Oct 1943

Commands:
U-58, U-220


Klaus Heinrich Bargsten

Born on 31 Oct 1911 in Bad Oldesloe.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1942)
Knights Cross winner (30 Apr 1943)
Died on 13 Aug 2000, Bremen, Germany.

Commands:
U-563, U-521


Curt Barleben

Born on 28 Mar 1909 in Oldenburg.
Kapitänleutnant der Reserve (1 Nov 1943)
Died on 28 Jan 1944, off Limerick, Ireland.

Commands:
U-271


Franz Barsch

Born on 30 Nov 1911 in Berlin.
Kapitänleutnant (1 Dec 1944)
Died on 15 Apr 1945, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-1235


Hans-Heinrich Barschkis

Born on 8 Apr 1920 in Lübeck.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 29 Jun 1998, Lomas Altas, Mexico.

Commands:
U-2321


Fritz Bart

Born on 29 Mar 1909 in Gera, Thüringen.
Crew C29/37. Kapitänleutnant (1 Dec 1944)
Died on 1 Dec 1988

Commands:
UD-4


Robert Bartels

Born on 28 Apr 1911 in Kiel-Pries.
Crew 34. Korvettenkapitän (1 Aug 1943)
Died on 20 Aug 1943, Indian Ocean off Madagascar.

Commands:
U-139, U-561, U-197


Wolfgang Barten

Born on 18 Aug 1909 in Minden, Westphalia.
Crew 31. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1939)
Died on 13 Oct 1939, English Channel.

Commands:
U-52, U-40


Erwin Bartke

Born on 28 Apr 1909 in Königsberg.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (1 Jun 1943)
Died on 29 Mar 1945, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-488, U-1106


Hans-Jürgen Bartsch

Born on 31 Mar 1921 in Hannover.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-18, U-17


Georg-Wilhelm Basse

Born on 27 Aug 1917 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 30 Jan 1944, Barents Sea.

Commands:
U-339, U-314


Ernst Bauer

Born on 3 Feb 1914 in Fürth, Bavaria.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (5 Apr 1945)
Knights Cross winner (16 Mar 1942)
Died on 12 Mar 1988, Westerland / Sylt, Germany.

Commands:
U-120, U-126


Hermann Bauer

Born on 14 Aug 1917 in Koblenz.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 27 Mar 1943, off Iceland.

Commands:
U-30, U-169


Max-Hermann Bauer

Born on 24 Jul 1912 in Rüstringen.
Crew 30. Korvettenkapitän (1 May 1940)
Died on 6 Apr 1940, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-18, U-50


Heinz Baum

Born on 5 Nov 1912 in Heilbronn.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (1 Feb 1944)

Commands:
U-1197, U-1303, U-290


Arend Baumann

Born on 30 Mar 1903.
Crew 22. Fregattenkapitän (1 Jul 1942)
Died on 19 Dec 1985

Commands:
U-131


Heinz Baumann

Born on 6 Mar 1922 in Hamburg.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (1 Jun 1944)

Commands:
U-2333


Günter La Baume

Born on 29 Apr 1911 in Danzig.
Crew 29. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 1 Apr 1944, Barents Sea.

Commands:
U-355


Friedrich Baumgärtel

Born on 24 Mar 1923 in Allenstein, East Prussia.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1944)
Died on 28 Feb 1988, Dassendorf, Germany.

Commands:
U-17, U-142


Götz Baur

Born on 1 Aug 1917 in Shanghai, China.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1942)

Commands:
U-660


Klaus-Helmuth Becker

Born on 17 Mar 1918 in Göttingen.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 2 Apr 1944, Arctic Ocean.

Commands:
U-235, U-360


Klaus Becker

Born on 29 Apr 1920 in Überlingen, Lake Constance.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 7 Nov 1991

Commands:
U-367, U-260


Philipp Becker

Born on 21 Oct 1921 in Rüsselsheim.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (1 Mar 1944)
Died on Sep 2000

Commands:
U-794


Richard Becker

Born on 21 Feb 1911 in Altona, Elbe.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1942)
Died on 28 Jun 2000, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-218, U-2503


Hans Beckmann

Born on 6 Jan 1918 in Rheine.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (1 Aug 1944)
Died on 10 May 1981, Bad Godesberg, Germany.

Commands:
U-2330


Heinz Beckmann

Born on 29 Jun 1913 in Hamburg.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 28 Jul 1943, of Haiti.

Commands:
U-159


Heinz Beduhn

Born on 11 Aug 1907 in Berlin.
Crew 26. Korvettenkapitän (1 Aug 1940)
Died on 2 Aug 1940, North Sea.

Commands:
U-10, U-16, U-18, U-23, U-25


Günter Behnisch

Born on 12 Jun 1922 in Dresden.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 12 Jul 2010, Stuttgart, Germany.

Commands:
U-2337


Udo Behrens

Born on 9 Apr 1911 in Krotoschin, Posen.
Crew 30. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jun 1943)
Died on 14 Apr 1995, Hohenkirchen, Germany.

Commands:
U-16, U-24, U-17, U-845


Werner Bender

Born on 28 Oct 1916 in Stuttgart.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 17 Oct 1943, Cape Farewell.

Commands:
U-152, U-841


Hans Benker

Born on 21 Feb 1917 in Bochum.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Feb 1943)
Died on 2 Jan 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-80, U-625


Rolf Rüdiger Bensel

Born on 12 Jun 1923 in Ratibor, Upper Silesia.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1944)

Commands:
U-120


Karl-Dietrich Benthin

Born on 25 Sep 1921 in Königsberg, East Prussia.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1944)
Died on 26 Nov 1990

Commands:
U-2335


Heinz Bentzien

Born on 28 Jan 1917 in Fischhausen, East Prussia.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 17 Feb 1945, Barents Sea.

Commands:
U-425


Fritz Berends

Born on 23 Sep 1906 in Wilhelmshaven.
Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 2 Apr 1945, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-321


Wilhelm Bergemann

Born on 6 Apr 1920 in Hannover.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-152


Joachim Berger

Born on 23 Jun 1913 in Berlin.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1941)
Died on 4 Mar 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-87


Paul Berkemann

Born on 20 Jan 1913 in Südkamen, Hamm.
Crew 33. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jul 1944)
Died on 7 Aug 1989

Commands:
U-4709


Richard Bernardelli

Born on 22 Nov 1908 in Rüstringen.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Dec 1944)
Died on 21 Feb 1986

Commands:
U-805


Hinrich-Oscar Bernbeck

Born on 5 Jul 1914 in Roding, Oberpfalz.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 9 Oct 1982, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-4, U-461, UD-4, U-638


Hans-Joachim Bertelsmann

Born on 29 Apr 1916 in Cuxhaven.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1943)
Died on 19 Feb 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-142, U-603


Heinrich Besold

Born on 18 Oct 1920 in Nürnberg.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-1308


Heinz-Ehler Beucke

Born on 12 Jan 1904 in Berlin.
Crew 22. Kapitän zur See (1 Jun 1943)
Died on 23 May 1979

Commands:
U-173


Heinz Bielfeld

Born on 30 Aug 1916 in Tientsin, China.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 11 Jul 1944, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-703, U-1222


Gerhard Bigalk

Born on 26 Nov 1908 in Berlin-Niederschönhausen.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (5 Apr 1945)
Knights Cross winner (26 Dec 1941)
Died on 17 Jul 1942, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-14, U-751


Gustav Bischoff

Born on 11 May 1916 in Käseburg, Oldenburg.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1944)
Died on 2 May 1945, Kattegat.

Commands:
U-481, U-2359


Otto Bitter

Born on 12 Oct 1918 in Rüstringen.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)

Commands:
U-1010, U-2535


Georg von Bitter

Born on 23 Mar 1921 in Hötensleben, Helmstedt.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 13 Jan 1945, Kiel (fire on barracks ship Daressalam).

Commands:
U-750


Ferdinand Blaich

Born on 8 Feb 1912 in Bietigheim.
Crew I/40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-3024


Ernst-Ulrich Blaudow

Born on 9 Nov 1914 in Stralsund.
Kapitänleutnant der Reserve (1 Nov 1944)
Died on 8 Apr 1945, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-1001


Hans-Jörg Blauert

Born on 21 Mar 1918 in Prenzlau.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 9 Feb 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-734


Heinrich Bleichrodt

Born on 21 Oct 1909 in Berga, Kyffhäuser.
Crew 31. Korvettenkapitän (1 Nov 1943)
Knights Cross winner (24 Oct 1940)
Died on 9 Jan 1977, München, Germany.

Commands:
U-48, U-67, U-109


Heinz Blischke

Born on 1 Sep 1919 in Schwiebus, Silesia.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 6 Mar 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-744


Helmut Block

Born on 3 Apr 1915 in Bremen.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 11 Nov 1944, Norwegian Sea.

Commands:
U-771


Otto-Ulrich Blum

Born on 4 Feb 1917 in Kiel.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1943)
Died on 1 Dec 1990

Commands:
U-760


Karl Boddenberg

Born on 23 May 1914 in Osenau, Odenthal.
Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 25 Oct 1970

Commands:
U-963


Thilo Bode

Born on 19 Feb 1918 in Bochum.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 3 Jan 2014, München, Germany.

Commands:
U-858


Wolfgang Boehmer

Born on 9 Aug 1920 in Nordkirchen, Westphalia.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 27 Feb 2006

Commands:
U-575


Hermann Böhm

Born on 24 Dec 1910 in Hamburg.
Crew X/37. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1943)

Commands:
U-2341


Heino Bohmann

Born on 11 Mar 1914 in Holsee, Wesermünde.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 12 Sep 1942, Arctic Ocean.

Commands:
U-88


Max Bokelberg

Born on 15 Apr 1919 in Kiel.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1944)
Died on 4 May 1994

Commands:
U-323, U-2530


Walter Boldt

Born on 5 Dec 1921 in Elbing.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 14 Jun 1945, Flensburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-720


Hans-Heinz Boos

Born on 14 Feb 1913 in Kiel.
Crew 37. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 6 Jan 2009, Witten, Germany.

Commands:
U-1015, U-1002


Eberhard Bopst

Born on 25 Dec 1913 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Oct 1942)
Died on 12 Oct 1942, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-6, U-597


Gustav Borchardt

Born on 25 Dec 1916 in Berlin-Pankow.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 31 May 1943, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-563


Ulrich Borcherdt

Born on 13 Sep 1909 in Görlitz.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Mar 1942)
Died on 27 Mar 1942, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-8, U-587


Rolf Borchers

Born on 1 Nov 1913 in Stettin.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1941)
Died on 11 Oct 1988

Commands:
U-149, U-226, U-276, U-2515


Dietrich Borchert

Born on 28 Feb 1909 in Marnitz.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1945)
Died on 21 Dec 1990, Schobüll b. Husum, Germany.

Commands:
U-24, U-566


Wolfgang Borger

Born on 4 Apr 1913 in Mainz.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1943)
Died on 2 Sep 1944, Norwegian Sea.

Commands:
U-394


Helmut Bork

Born on 29 May 1910 in Danzig.
Crew VIII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 29 Jul 1990

Commands:
U-275


Carl Borm

Born on 10 Aug 1911 in Hamburg.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1941)
Died on 19 May 1995, Brake Unterweser, Germany.

Commands:
U-592


Hans-Joachim Börner

Born on 24 Jul 1918 in Oderau.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 28 Dec 1944, Norwegian Sea.

Commands:
U-735


Konrad Bornhaupt

Born on 6 Jun 1920 in Mediterranean sea aboard steamer Kowi.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 15 Apr 1945, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-285


Dieter Bornkessel

Born on 7 Aug 1920 in Dresden.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 22 Aug 1992

Commands:
U-2332


Karl-Hermann Bortfeldt

Born on 12 Apr 1921 in Hannover.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 27 May 1975

Commands:
U-14, U-1167


Harald Bosüner

Born on 17 Oct 1913 in Magdeburg.
Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 28 Dec 1981, Cologne-Porz, Germany.

Commands:
U-1223


Friedrich Bothe

Born on 1 Jul 1917 in Diemeringen, Alsace.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 May 1943)
Died on 7 May 1943, Gibraltar.

Commands:
U-5, U-101, U-447


Richard Böttcher

Born on 2 Oct 1906 in Flensburg.
Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1943)
Died on 21 Oct 1973

Commands:
U-139


Hans-Günther Brachmann

Born on 11 Feb 1904 in Kiel.
Crew 22. Kapitän zur See (1 Dec 1944)

Commands:
U-518


Friedrich Braeucker

Born on 13 Jul 1919 in Munich.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jul 1944)
Died on 5 Nov 2010

Commands:
U-889


Herbert Brammer

Born on 24 Apr 1914 in Rendsburg.
Crew XI/37. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 27 Oct 1944, Norwegian Sea.

Commands:
U-1060


Wilhelm Brand

Born on 18 Nov 1915 in Delmenhorst.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (1 Jan 1944)

Commands:
U-1196


Karl Brandenburg

Born on 25 Jul 1906 in Tribsees, Pomerania.
Crew 24. Fregattenkapitän (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 16 Sep 1942, Barents Sea.

Commands:
U-457


Albrecht Brandi

Born on 20 Jun 1914 in Dortmund.
Crew 35. Fregattenkapitän (18 Dec 1944)
Knights Cross winner (21 Jan 1943)
Died on 6 Jan 1966, Köln, Germany.

Commands:
U-617, U-380, U-967


Hans-Joachim Brans

Born on 21 Aug 1915 in Heidelberg.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1942)
Died on 17 Mar 1944, Cape Verde Islands.

Commands:
U-801


Paul Brasack

Born on 9 May 1916 in Stettin.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jul 1944)
Knights Cross winner (30 Oct 1944)
Died on 11 Mar 2013, Bad Pyrmont, Germany.

Commands:
U-737


Wilhelm Brauel

Born on 17 Sep 1914 in Hamburg.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1945)
Died on Sep 2002

Commands:
U-256, U-92, U-3530, U-975


Kurt Braun

Born on 27 Aug 1923 in Braunschweig.
Crew V/41. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1945)

Commands:
U-763


Friedrich Breckwoldt

Born on 16 Jun 1912 in Hamburg.
Crew IX/39. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 22 Feb 1947

Commands:
U-679


Siegfried Breinlinger

Born on 24 Apr 1920 in Radolfzell, Lake Constance.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 22 May 1999, Mannheim, Germany.

Commands:
U-320, U-3018


Wolfgang Breithaupt

Born on 19 Sep 1913 in Hochheim, Erfurt.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Feb 1941)
Died on 24 Oct 1942, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-599


Hanskurt von Bremen

Born on 11 Aug 1918 in Goslar, Lahn.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 20 Dec 1999

Commands:
U-764


Gerhard Breun

Born on 7 Apr 1920 in Nuremberg.
Crew IV/40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1944)

Commands:
U-2358


Karl Brockmann

Born on 17 Oct 1914 in Lehe-Wesermünde.
Crew IV/39. Leutnant zur See (1 Oct 1941)
Died on 31 Jul 1942, North Atlantic.

Commands:
UC-1


Heinrich Brodda

Born on 9 May 1903 in Altenessen, Essen.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1940)
Died on 7 May 1943, Newfoundland.

Commands:
U-209


Hans-Günther Brosin

Born on 15 Nov 1916 in Hannover.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 27 Aug 1943, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-634, U-134


Werner Brückner

Born on 13 Oct 1915 in Hoyerswerda.
Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1945)

Commands:
U-2351


Hermann Bruder

Born on 5 Mar 1921.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 9 Feb 1996

Commands:
U-1058


Heinz-Ehler Brüllau

Born on 12 Dec 1917 in Altona.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1944)

Commands:
U-905


Ernst-Ulrich Brüller

Born on 23 Sep 1917 in Oppeln, Upper Silesia.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 28 Feb 1997

Commands:
U-7, U-23, U-407


Helmut Brümmer-Patzig

Born on 26 Oct 1890 in Danzig.
Crew 4/10. Fregattenkapitän (1 Feb 1944)
Died on 11 Mar 1984

Commands:
UD-4


Matthias Brünig

Born on 23 Feb 1920 in Hamburg.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)

Commands:
U-108, U-3038


Herbert Brüninghaus

Born on 11 Oct 1910 in Siegen, Württemberg.
Crew 31. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1945)
Died on 13 Apr 1987

Commands:
U-6, U-148, U-1059


Joachim Brünner

Born on 12 Apr 1919 in Breslau.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 16 Sep 1944, Norwegian Sea, east of Iceland.

Commands:
U-703


Herbert Brünning

Born on 13 Sep 1915 in Hamburg.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1942)
Died on 23 Jan 2005, Hagen / Westphalia, Germany.

Commands:
U-137, U-642, U-3518


Heinrich Bruns

Born on 3 Apr 1912 in Castrop-Rauxel.
Crew 31. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 17 Apr 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-175


Paul Büchel

Born on 3 Aug 1907 in Greifenberg, Pomerania.
Crew 25. Fregattenkapitän (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 2 Feb 1986

Commands:
U-32, U-860


Heinz Buchholz

Born on 3 Aug 1909 in Goldap, East Prussia.
Crew 29. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 6 Feb 1944, Central Atlantic.

Commands:
U-24, U-15, U-195, U-177


Rudolf Büchler

Born on 14 Oct 1915 in Breslau.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 9 Dec 1944, Barents Sea.

Commands:
U-387


Sigmund Budzyn

Born on 1 Jan 1916 in Duisburg-Meiderich.
Crew V/41. Oberleutnant zur See (1945)
Died on 24 Mar 2005, Schönberg, Germany.

Commands:
U-2352


Hans-Helmuth Bugs

Born on 11 Mar 1917 in Angermünde.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1941)
Died on 7 Jun 1944, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-629


Johann de Buhr

Born on 23 Mar 1912 in Ostrhanderfehn, Ostfriesland.
Crew 34/40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 17 Jul 1944, Norwegian Sea.

Commands:
U-347


Hans-Jürgen Bühring

Born on 2 Jul 1920 in Berlin.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 23 Feb 1999

Commands:
U-360


Heinz Buhse

Born on 3 Jan 1917 in Heidelberg.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1944)
Died on 26 Mar 1945, English Channel.

Commands:
U-399


Otto von Bülow

Born on 16 Oct 1911 in Wilhelmshaven.
Crew 30. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jun 1943)
Knights Cross winner (20 Oct 1942)
Died on 5 Jan 2006, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-3, U-404, U-2545


Hans Bungards

Born on 1 Jul 1917 in Solingen, Ruhr.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1943)
Died on 28 Apr 1945, Travemünde.

Commands:
U-1103, U-2513, U-3012


Friedrich Bürgel

Born on 24 Oct 1916 in Düsseldorf.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 May 1943)

Commands:
U-97, U-205


Walter Burghagen

Born on 21 Sep 1891 in Dresden.
Crew 4/11. Korvettenkapitän (zV) (Date unknown)
Died on 13 Jan 1971, Geretsried, Germany.

Commands:
U-219


Walter Burmeister

Born on 9 Feb 1919 in Aerzen, Hameln.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 27 Feb 1945, English Channel.

Commands:
U-1018


Hans Buscher

Born on 2 Aug 1918 in Düsseldorf.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1943)
Died on 23 Sep 1957, Sailing ship Pamir near Azores, Atlantic.

Commands:
U-1307


Johann Buttjer

Born on 26 May 1912 in Norder, Ostfriesland.
Crew 31. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1945)
Died on 12 Aug 1945, Tubingen, Germany.

Commands:
U-768, U-774


Kurt Böhme

Born on 21 Jan 1917 in Elberfeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 16 Jul 1984

Commands:
U-450



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