The Men of the U-boats

List of all U-boat Commanders

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G


Paul Gabert

Born on 13 Apr 1913 in Zangenberg, Zeitz.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1945)

Commands:
U-1210


Albrecht Gänge

Born on 1 Jun 1919 in Naumburg, Saale.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 6 Nov 1943, Newfoundland.

Commands:
U-226


Erwin Ganzer

Born on 8 Dec 1912 in Cologne.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1943)
Died on 26 Sep 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-871


Hans-Ludwig Gaude

Born on 16 Jan 1916 in Stettin.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 1 Nov 2003, Altenholz, Germany.

Commands:
U-19, U-883, U-3525, U-2343


Jürgen von Gaza

Born on 7 Sep 1920 in Magdeburg.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-312


Werner Gebauer

Born on 10 Sep 1922 in Bad Soden.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-681


Heinrich Gehrken

Born on 12 Jul 1911 in Zwistringen, near Bremen.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)

Commands:
UF-2, U-298


Horst Geider

Born on 7 Sep 1918 in Stuttgart.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 23 Mar 1993

Commands:
U-61, U-761


Hans-Ferdinand Geisler

Born on 26 Mar 1921 in Kiel.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 6 Jun 1965

Commands:
U-152, U-21, U-3006


Hans Geissler

Born on 1 Oct 1916 in Rüdensheim.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1942)

Commands:
U-440


Heinz Geissler

Born on 29 Aug 1917 in Zeulenroda, Thüringen.
Crew X/38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 5 Jul 1944, English Channel.

Commands:
U-390


Alexander Gelhaar

Born on 24 Nov 1908 in Frankfurt.
Crew 27. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1936)
Died on 14 Oct 1939, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-1, U-45


Harald Gelhaus

Born on 24 Jul 1915 in Göttingen.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1942)
Knights Cross winner (26 Mar 1943)
Died on 2 Dec 1997, Bochum, Westphalia, Germany.

Commands:
U-143, U-107


Gerth Gemeiner

Born on 2 Oct 1918 in Dresdem.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 3 Jul 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-146, U-137, U-154


Dietrich Gengelbach

Born on 7 Oct 1914 in Salzwedel.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1942)
Died on 19 Dec 1941, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-574


Otto Gericke

Born on 29 Dec 1908 in Haguenau, Alsace.
Crew 31. Korvettenkapitän (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 15 Mar 1942, Newfoundland.

Commands:
U-503


Ernst-August Gerke

Born on 9 May 1921 in Osnabrück.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 17 Mar 1997

Commands:
U-377, U-382, U-650, U-673, U-3035


Peter Gerlach

Born on 25 Feb 1922 in Memel.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 30 Mar 1944, Mediterranean.

Commands:
U-37, U-223


Wilhelm Gerlach

Born on 15 Aug 1905 in Eisenach, Thüringen.
Crew XI/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 29 Aug 1984

Commands:
U-490


Hans Gessner

Born on 6 May 1919 in Mannheim.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)

Commands:
U-1008


Dietrich Giersberg

Born on 26 Nov 1917 in Berlin-Dahlem.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1944)

Commands:
U-419


Herbert Giesewetter

Born on 9 Sep 1922 in Emmerich, Rhineland.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-60, U-368


Hans-Heinrich Giessler

Born on 12 Jan 1911 in Berlin.
Crew 31. Korvettenkapitän (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-455


Hans Gilardone

Born on 9 Jul 1912 in Munich.
Crew 32. Kapitänleutnant (1 Feb 1940)
Died on 8 Dec 1942, Cape Farewell.

Commands:
U-254


Wolfgang Glaser

Born on 24 Feb 1919 in Heidelberg.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 4 Feb 1945, The Minch.

Commands:
U-1014


Gerhard Glattes

Born on 6 Feb 1909 in Bruchsal, Baden.
Crew 27. Korvettenkapitän (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 25 Oct 1986

Commands:
U-5, U-39


Eberhard Friedrich Clemens Godt

Born on 15 Aug 1900 in Lubeck.
Crew VII/18. Konteradmiral (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 13 Sep 1995, Lübeck, Germany.

Commands:
U-25, U-23


Walter Göing

Born on 2 Aug 1914 in Wilhelmshaven.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1942)
Died on 28 May 1943, Mediterranean.

Commands:
U-755


Heinz Goldbeck

Born on 10 Feb 1914 in Berlin.
Crew 36. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1943)
Died on 29 Mar 1945, St George's Channel.

Commands:
U-1169


Heinrich Göllnitz

Born on 30 Aug 1909 in Grossenhain, Saxony.
Crew 34. Korvettenkapitän (1 May 1943)
Died on 17 May 1943, Cape Farewell.

Commands:
U-657


Friedrich-Karl Görner

Born on 24 Nov 1921 in Herzberg, Elster.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 14 Dec 1999

Commands:
U-145


Georg Goschzik

Born on 6 Jan 1912 in Brieg, Silesia.
Crew 31. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Nov 1943)

Commands:
U-2348


Henri Gosejacob

Born on 14 Dec 1915 in Rüstringen.
Crew 36. Oberleutnant zur See (Date unknown)
Died on 24 Feb 1944, Norwegian Sea.

Commands:
U-713


Johann-Egbert Gossler

Born on 16 Nov 1914 in Hamburg.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1942)
Died on 21 Nov 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-538


Kurt von Gossler

Born on 21 Sep 1905 in Stendal.
Crew 32. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 20 Feb 1981

Commands:
U-10, U-49


Hans Götze

Born on 12 Jan 1916 in Belgaum, Goa.
Crew XI/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 1 Mar 1993

Commands:
U-586, U-2527


Adolf Graef

Born on 22 Apr 1916 in Flensburg.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-664


Ulrich Gräf

Born on 15 Dec 1915 in Dresden.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1943)
Died on 17 Feb 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-23, U-69


Karl Grafen

Born on 9 May 1915 in Essen-Altenessen.
Crew 35. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Nov 1943)
Died on 6 Feb 1968

Commands:
U-20


Franz Gramitzky

Born on 18 May 1916 in Lyck, East Prussia.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1943)
Died on 30 Sep 1978

Commands:
U-138


Wolfgang Grandefeld

Born on 11 Feb 1917 in Hamburg.
Crew 36. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1940)
Died on 27 Apr 1943, Newfoundland.

Commands:
U-174


Martin Grasse

Born on 10 Nov 1912 in Schlaubekammer.
Crew 36. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1943)
Died on 28 Jan 1945

Commands:
U-1168, U-3511


Peter Grau

Born on 8 Mar 1920 in Elmshorn.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 3 Jul 1944, English Channel.

Commands:
U-1191


Peter-Ottmar Grau

Born on 3 May 1915 in Hamburg.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1942)
Died on 7 Oct 1994

Commands:
U-46, U-601, U-872, U-3015


Günther-Paul Grave

Born on 13 Jul 1917 in Magdeburg.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 16 Oct 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-56, U-470


Justus Grawert

Born on 13 Jan 1923 in Neu-Trebbin, Ob. Barnim, Brandenburg.
Crew X/40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1944)

Commands:
U-750


Eberhard Greger

Born on 15 Sep 1915 in Lieberose, Niederlausitz, Germany.
Crew 35. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1939)
Died on 14 Apr 1942, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-85


Günter Gretschel

Born on 26 Oct 1914 in Scheibe, Glatz, Silesia.
Crew 36. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1940)
Died on 9 Nov 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-59, U-707


Friedrich-August Greus

Born on 27 Apr 1921 in Puschkau, Silesia.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-737, U-716


Wilhelm Grimme

Born on 12 May 1907 in Osnabrück.
Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 6 Oct 1942, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-146, U-116


Edmund Grochowiak

Born on 24 Oct 1917 in Wanne-Eickel.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 14 Aug 1977

Commands:
U-982


Harald Grosse

Born on 17 Nov 1906 in Mainz.
Crew 25. Fregattenkapitän (1 Jun 1940)
Died on 24 Feb 1940, west of Orkneys.

Commands:
U-8, U-34, U-22, U-53


Heinrich Grote

Born on 9 Nov 1920 in Lingen, Ems.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 25 Oct 1995, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-3516


Gerhard Groth

Born on 20 Aug 1917 in Mexico City.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1944)
Died on 10 Apr 1997, Mexico City, Mexico.

Commands:
U-143, U-958, U-397


Carl-Gabriel Graf von Gudenus

Born on 10 Oct 1920 in Baden, Vienna.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 21 Feb 2012, Mühlbach am Manhartsberg, Austria.

Commands:
U-427


Friedrich Guggenberger

Born on 6 Mar 1915 in Munich.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1941)
Knights Cross winner (10 Dec 1941)
Died on 13 May 1988, Erlenbach am Main, Germany.

Commands:
U-28, U-81, U-847, U-513


Adolf Gundlach

Born on 29 Nov 1922.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See ( )

Commands:
U-120


Horst Günther

Born on 29 Jan 1922 in Magdeburg.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-2504, U-2533


Joachim Guse

Born on 8 Jun 1921 in Kiel.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 3 Apr 1992

Commands:
U-1193


Hans-Joachim Gutteck

Born on 10 Apr 1914 in Greifswald.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1943)
Died on 12 Apr 1945, south of Isle of Man.

Commands:
U-1024


Robert Gysae

Born on 14 Jan 1911 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Crew 31. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jul 1943)
Knights Cross winner (31 Dec 1941)
Died on 26 Apr 1989, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

Commands:
U-98, U-177



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