The Men of the U-boats

List of all U-boat Commanders

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Paul Gabert

Born on 13 Apr 1913 in Zangenberg, Zeitz.
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.
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.
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, off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

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.
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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