The Men of the U-boats

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Wolfgang Dähne

Born on 6 Aug 1921 in Arnstadt, Thüringen.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 11 Nov 1999

Commands:
U-349


Eberhard Dahlhaus

Born on 24 Jul 1920 in Hagen.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 30 Aug 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-634


Hermann Dahms

Born on 31 Aug 1916 in Stettin.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 11 Jun 1944, Norwegian Sea.

Commands:
U-980


Wolf-Dietrich Damerow

Born on 28 May 1919 in Schwedt, Oder.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 21 May 1944, Eberswalde, Germany.

Commands:
U-106


Günther Dangschat

Born on 8 Jul 1915 in Cranz, East Prussia.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1942)
Died on 21 Nov 1942, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-184


Walter Dankleff

Born on 12 Nov 1906 in Mulhouse, Alsace.
Crew 35. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 18 Jun 1944, English Channel.

Commands:
U-767


Rolf Dau

Born on 1 Apr 1906 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Crew 26. Fregattenkapitän (1 Jan 1945)

Commands:
U-5, U-31, U-42


Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain

Born on 9 Jul 1909 in Pola.
Crew 29. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 8 Oct 2001, Pyrawang, Austria.

Commands:
U-13


Helmut Dauter

Born on 9 Aug 1919 in Danzig.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 30 Apr 1987, Ahrensburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-448


Heinz von Davidson

Born on 29 Dec 1918 in Kiel.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1944)
Died on 25 May 2004

Commands:
U-281


Horst Deckert

Born on 11 Oct 1918 in Hannover.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1944)
Died on 12 Apr 1988

Commands:
U-8, U-73


Joachim Deecke

Born on 29 Jun 1912 in Lübeck.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1941)
Died on 31 Oct 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-9, U-584


Jürgen Deecke

Born on 28 Apr 1911 in Lübeck.
Crew 31. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1940)
Died on 6 Apr 1940, North Sea.

Commands:
U-1


Friedrich Deetz

Born on 11 Sep 1916 in Berlin.
Crew 35. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jan 1944)
Died on 8 Jan 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-757


Horst Degen

Born on 19 Jul 1913 in Münster, Westphalia.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1941)
Died on 29 Jan 1996, Lüneburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-701


Hugo Deiring

Born on 25 Jul 1920 in Grönenbach, Allgäu.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 5 Aug 1999, München, Germany.

Commands:
U-56, U-3503


Hans-Peter Dick

Born on 13 Nov 1920 in Dresden.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-612


Hans-Joachim Dierks

Born on 16 Jul 1923 in Georgsmarienhütte, Osnabrück.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1944)
Died on 13 Jun 2013, Osnabrück, Germany.

Commands:
U-14, U-137


Reiner Dierksen

Born on 24 Mar 1908 in Esenshausen, Baden-Württemberg.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 May 1943)
Died on 15 May 1943, Cuban waters.

Commands:
U-176


Max Bernd Dieterich

Born on 6 Sep 1914 in Mannheim.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 24 Dec 1980, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Commands:
U-78, U-637


Horst Dieterichs

Born on 1 Mar 1912 in Naumburg, Saale.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 18 Feb 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-406


Willi Dietrich

Born on 20 Dec 1909 in Marburg.
Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 29 Apr 1945, Barents Sea.

Commands:
U-286


Kurt Diggins

Born on 17 Oct 1912 in Gut Mohrberg, Eckernförde.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1942)
Died on 1 Mar 2007, Bonn, Germany.

Commands:
U-458


Gottfried Dingler

Born on 16 Feb 1922 in Holzen, Isartal.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-748


Erich Dobberstein

Born on 15 Dec 1919 in Landsberg, Warthe.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 22 Jun 1944, English Channel.

Commands:
U-988


Max Dobbert

Born on 13 Apr 1910.
Crew X/38. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (1 Aug 1943)

Commands:
U-969, U-2546


Günter Dobenecker

Born on 9 Feb 1922 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1944)
Died on 4 Aug 1983

Commands:
U-11


Hans-Jürgen Dobinsky

Born on 24 Jul 1922 in Rostock.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-323


Kurt Dobratz

Born on 9 Apr 1904 in Stettin.
Crew 22. Kapitän zur See (1 Jun 1943)
Knights Cross winner (23 Jan 1945)
Died on 21 Dec 1996, Bremen, Germany.

Commands:
U-1232


Hans-Heinrich Döhler

Born on 5 Dec 1917 in Bad Schwartau.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 22 Feb 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-21, U-606


Erwin Dohrn

Born on 18 Mar 1920 in Kiel.
Crew XI/1938. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 30 Apr 1945, British Isles.

Commands:
U-325


Wilhelm Dommes

Born on 16 Apr 1907 in Buchberg, West Prussia.
Crew 31. Fregattenkapitän (30 Jan 1945)
Knights Cross winner (2 Dec 1942)
Died on 23 Jan 1990, Hannover, Germany.

Commands:
U-431, U-178


Günther Drescher

Born on 13 Oct 1919 in Sprottau, Silesia.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)

Commands:
U-3026


Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky

Born on 27 Jan 1908 in Halle an der Saale.
Crew 29. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1938)
Died on 12 Feb 1940, Firth of Clyde.

Commands:
U-4, U-33


Hans-Joachim Drewitz

Born on 14 Nov 1907 in Thorn.
Crew 32. Korvettenkapitän (1 Aug 1943)
Died on 11 Aug 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-525


Ulrich Drews

Born on 24 May 1916 in Tilsit.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1943)

Commands:
U-321, U-2534


Heinrich Driver

Born on 10 Jul 1912 in Sonderburg, Alsen.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1945)
Died on 20 Nov 1980, Lübeck, Germany.

Commands:
U-20, U-23, U-145, U-371


Rudolf Dübler

Born on 12 Oct 1921 in Greiz, Thüromgen.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-1101


Hans Diederich Duis

Born on 6 Feb 1922 in Saarbrücken.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 2 Oct 1997, Mainz, Germany.

Commands:
U-792


Gert Dültgen

Born on 1 Sep 1918 in Kiel-Pries.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 13 Dec 1943, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-391


Adolf Dumrese

Born on 13 Nov 1909 in Berlin.
Crew 29. Korvettenkapitän (1 Mar 1942)
Died on 24 Mar 1942, Barents Sea.

Commands:
U-78, U-655


Hans Dunkelberg

Born on 7 Aug 1918 in Mülheim, Ruhr.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 15 Oct 1999, Mülheim/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Commands:
U-716


Joachim Düppe

Born on 23 Jan 1916 in Schwerin.
Crew I/40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1944)
Died on 1978

Commands:
U-4, U-2505


Martin Duppel

Born on 9 Feb 1920 in Böblingen, Württemberg.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1943)

Commands:
U-959



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