The Men of the U-boats

List of all U-boat Commanders

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F


Ulrich Faber

Born on 10 Oct 1918 in Stuttgart.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 12 Oct 1955

Commands:
U-1018


Fritz Fabricius

Born on 18 May 1919 in Fedderwarden-Groden, Frisia.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 24 Feb 2006, Hattingen, Ruhr, Germany.

Commands:
U-637


Ludwig Fabricius

Born on 12 Jan 1921 in Darmstadt.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 15 Nov 2002

Commands:
U-821, U-30, U-721


Theodor Fahr

Born on 30 Nov 1909 in Zwötzen, Gera.
Crew 30. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jun 1943)
Died on 12 Nov 1944

Commands:
U-567


Hans Falke

Born on 16 Jun 1920 in Hamburg.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-992


Hans Falke

Born on 7 Jan 1920 in Witten, Stockum.
Crew 39a. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (1 Sep 1942)
Died on 27 Feb 1945, North Sea, NW of Bergen.

Commands:
U-1279


Erich Faust

Born on 22 Apr 1921 in Cuxhaven.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 14 Aug 1944, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-618


Otto Fechner

Born on 15 Nov 1905 in Kröben, Posen.
Crew 24. Korvettenkapitän (1 Aug 1939)
Died on 6 Jan 1943, off South America, NW of Pernambuco.

Commands:
U-164


Johann-Heinrich Fehler

Born on 20 Sep 1910 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Dec 1942)
Died on 15 May 1993

Commands:
U-234


Gerhard Feiler

Born on 6 Sep 1909 in Breslau.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 8 Jan 1990, Bremen, Germany.

Commands:
U-653


Hans-Arend Feindt

Born on 29 Oct 1921 in Bremen.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 2 Feb 2002

Commands:
U-758


Heinz-Konrad Fenn

Born on 20 Jul 1918 in Kiel-Holtenau.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1944)

Commands:
U-139, U-445


Horst-Arno Fenski

Born on 3 Nov 1918 in Königsberg, East Prussia.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Knights Cross winner (26 Nov 1943)
Died on 10 Feb 1965, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-34, U-410, U-371


Otto Ferro

Born on 24 Jan 1911 in Hamburg.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 12 Dec 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-645


Karl-Heinrich Feufel

Born on 9 Sep 1918 in Ludwigsburg, Württemberg.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)

Commands:
U-1301, U-2529


Günther Fiebig

Born on 6 Mar 1920 in Kiel.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 7 Jun 1984

Commands:
U-1131


Hans Fiedler

Born on 14 Oct 1914 in Wolmirsleben, Saxony-Anhalt.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1943)
Died on 31 Jul 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-120, U-564, U-998, U-333


Helmut Fiehn

Born on 19 Feb 1916 in Königsberg, Neumark.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jul 1942)
Died on 23 Apr 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-191


Eberhard Findeisen

Born on 25 May 1916 in Leipzig.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 17 Jan 2007, Busselton, Australia.

Commands:
U-877


Otto Finke

Born on 24 Sep 1915 in Padang, Sumatra.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 4 Oct 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-279


Unno von Fischel

Born on 5 Nov 1915 in Kiel.
Crew 34. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1939)
Died on 12 Jan 1942, Mediterranean.

Commands:
U-374


Erich Fischer

Born on 27 Jan 1922 in Kappel near Marburg.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1944)
Died on 13 Jul 1988

Commands:
U-137


Ernst Fischer

Born on 20 Feb 1921 in Oberdorla, Thüringen.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-30, U-821, U-749, U-3006


Hans-Georg Fischer

Born on 3 Feb 1908 in Rostock.
Crew 26. Fregattenkapitän (1 Jan 1945)

Commands:
U-109


Heinz Fischer

Born on 18 Apr 1904 in Schneidemühl, Posen.
Crew 25. Fregattenkapitän (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 30 Dec 1970

Commands:
U-29, U-26


Klaus Fischer

Born on 7 Oct 1919 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 29 Mar 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-961


Ruprecht Fischer

Born on 17 Nov 1916 in Rüstringen.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1944)
Died on 9 Apr 1945, Kattegat.

Commands:
U-244


Rupprecht Fishler, Graf von Treuberg

Born on 20 Feb 1920 in Murnau.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 24 Aug 1944, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-749, U-445


Hans-Hermann Fitting

Born on 27 May 1920 in Stargard, Pomerania.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 16 Apr 1945, North Sea.

Commands:
U-1274


Walter Flachsenberg

Born on 26 Oct 1908 in Mönchen-Gladbach.
Crew 28. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jul 1942)
Died on 3 Nov 1994, Westerland-Sylt, Germany.

Commands:
U-71


Karl Fleige

Born on 5 Sep 1905 in Hildesheim.
Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1945)
Knights Cross winner (18 Jul 1944)
Died on 16 Dec 1975, Erzhausen, near Bad Gandersheim, Germany.

Commands:
U-18


Ulrich Folkers

Born on 6 Mar 1915 in Kiel.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1941)
Knights Cross winner (27 Mar 1943)
Died on 6 May 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-37, U-125


Ludwig Forster

Born on 9 Oct 1915 in Lauingen near Dillingen.
Crew 36. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1940)
Died on 22 Aug 1942, US waters.

Commands:
U-62, U-654


Hans-Joachim Förster

Born on 20 Feb 1920 in Gross-Köris, Teltrow.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Knights Cross winner (18 Oct 1944)
Died on 29 Jan 1945, Channel south-west of Land's End.

Commands:
U-348, U-479, U-480


Heinz Förster

Born on 25 Jun 1909 in Berlin.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Feb 1943)
Died on 26 Jul 1943, Caribbean Sea.

Commands:
U-359


Hugo Förster

Born on 21 Jan 1905.
Crew 23. Korvettenkapitän (1 Feb 1939)
Died on 27 Feb 1945

Commands:
U-501


Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner

Born on 19 Sep 1910 in Hannover.
Crew 30. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1943)
Knights Cross winner (9 Feb 1943)
Died on 13 Oct 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-59, U-402


Wolfgang-Friedrich Freiherr von Forstner

Born on 3 Oct 1916 in Karlsruhe.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 24 Sep 1999, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-472


Georg-Werner Fraatz

Born on 30 Mar 1917 in Hamelin.
Crew 35. Korvettenkapitän (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 15 Feb 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-652, U-529


Karl Frahm

Born on 3 Aug 1913 in Alt-Meteln, Mecklenburg-Vopommern.
Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1944)

Commands:
U-2363


Peter Frahm

Born on 14 Jun 1912 in Oldenburg.
Crew 32. Korvettenkapitän (1 Feb 1940)
Died on 30 Jan 1940, Hoofden.

Commands:
U-15


Gerhard Franceschi

Born on 1 Oct 1912 in Augsdorf.
Crew I/41. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1945)
Died on 4 Jul 2009, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Commands:
U-4704


Hans-Heino Franke

Born on 27 May 1921 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1944)

Commands:
U-2355


Rudolf Heinz Franke

Born on 30 Nov 1915 in Berlin-Steglitz.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1943)
Knights Cross winner (30 Nov 1943)
Died on 5 Apr 2003

Commands:
U-148, U-262, U-3509, U-2502


Wilhelm Franken

Born on 11 Sep 1914 in Schildesche, Bielefeld.
Crew 35. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jan 1945)
Knights Cross winner (30 Apr 1943)
Died on 13 Jan 1945, Kiel (fire on barracks ship Daressalam).

Commands:
U-565


Johannes Franz

Born on 18 May 1907 in Rhein.
Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1941)
Died on 26 Jan 1964

Commands:
U-27


Ludwig Franz

Born on 30 Jan 1918 in Rüstringen.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 5 Sep 1944, Kara Sea.

Commands:
U-362


Joachim Franze

Born on 19 Jan 1918 in Leipzig.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 19 Mar 1984

Commands:
U-278


Otto Fränzel

Born on 29 Apr 1921 in Eschenbach, Oberfalz.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 7 Mar 1994

Commands:
U-903, U-3011


Rudolf Franzius

Born on 5 Jun 1911 in Hamburg.
Crew 32. Korvettenkapitän (1 Oct 1944)
Died on 5 Oct 1965, Stuttgart, Germany.

Commands:
U-145, U-438


Helmut Franzke

Born on 2 Dec 1907 in Berlin-Templhof.
Crew 32. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1940)
Died on 28 May 1944

Commands:
U-3


Fritz Frauenheim

Born on 9 Mar 1912 in Berlin.
Crew 30. Fregattenkapitän (1 Dec 1944)
Knights Cross winner (29 Aug 1940)
Died on 28 Sep 1969, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-21, U-101


Kurt Freiwald

Born on 29 Oct 1906 in Berlin-Schöneberg.
Crew 25. Kapitän zur See (1 Apr 1945)
Died on 12 Dec 1975, Marburg-Lahn, Germany.

Commands:
U-21, U-7, U-33, U-181


Paul Frerks

Born on 25 Jun 1908.
Crew XI/39. Matrose I. d.R. (1 Jul 1944)
Died on 2 Aug 1963, Haderslev, Denmark.

Commands:
U-66, U-975


Werner Fresdorf

Born on 9 Nov 1908 in Magdeburg.
Crew 27. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1936)
Died on 9 Oct 1939

Commands:
U-17


Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen

Born on 5 Nov 1915 in Geisenheim, Rheingau.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jun 1942)
Died on 8 Oct 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-52, U-610


Hans-Georg von Friedeburg

Born on 15 Jul 1895 in Strasbourg.
Crew IV/14. Generaladmiral (1 May 1945)
Died on 23 May 1945, Flensburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-27


Ludwig-Ferdinand von Friedeburg

Born on 21 May 1924 in Wilhelmshaven-Rüstringen.
Crew V/41. Oberleutnant zur See (1945)
Died on 17 May 2010, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Commands:
U-155, U-4710


Karl Friederich

Born on 21 Jun 1914 in Grootfontein, South-West Africa.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 2 May 1942, Mediterranean.

Commands:
U-5, U-74


Klaus Friedland

Born on 28 Jun 1920 in Erfurt.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 21 Mar 2010, Kiel, Germany.

Commands:
U-310


Rudolf Friedrich

Born on 15 Jun 1914 in Strehlen, Silesia.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1942)
Died on 15 Jul 1943, Jamaica.

Commands:
U-759


Adolf Friedrichs

Born on 4 Mar 1914 in Göttingen.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jun 1942)
Died on 25 Sep 1942, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-253


Dr. Karl-Heinz Frischke

Born on 25 Nov 1912 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1945)
Died on 6 May 1945, Newfoundland.

Commands:
U-881


Detlev Fritz

Born on 10 Jun 1921 in Darmstadt.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 15 Nov 1967

Commands:
U-904, U-555


Karl-Heinz Fritz

Born on 20 Feb 1921 in Hamburg.
Crew I/41. Leutnant zur See (R) (Date unknown)
Died on 18 Aug 1944, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-107


Günther Fritze

Born on 12 Jun 1922 in Burg, near Magdeburg.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-1206, U-3514


Günther Frohberg

Born on 6 Feb 1921 in Dresden.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 7 Nov 1990

Commands:
U-1275


Wilhelm Fröhlich

Born on 10 Mar 1910 in Zeitz.
Crew 29. Korvettenkapitän (1 Dec 1939)
Died on 4 Dec 1939, North Sea.

Commands:
U-36


Heinz Frömmer

Born on 21 Apr 1921 in Plauen, Vogtland.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 9 Feb 1945, Kiel Bay.

Commands:
U-923


Helmut Frömsdorf

Born on 26 Mar 1921 in Schimmelwitz, Silesia.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 6 May 1945, US waters.

Commands:
U-853


Karl-Heinz Fuchs

Born on 18 Jan 1915 in Haiger, Dillkreis, Hesse.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1942)
Died on 10 Apr 1990, Bad Berleburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-528


Harald Fuhlendorf

Born on 11 May 1919 in Hamburg.
Crew XI/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jun 1944)

Commands:
U-2343



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