The Men of the U-boats

List of all U-boat Commanders

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Hermann Lamby

Born on 30 Dec 1913 in Bentheim.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 18 May 1998

Commands:
U-437, U-3029


Martin Landt-Hayen

Born on 3 Nov 1920 in Flensburg.
Crew 39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1944)
Died on 13 Jan 2005

Commands:
U-9, U-24, U-4705


Georg Lange

Born on 12 Oct 1892 in Preussisch-Stargard.
Crew 4/11. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 23 Feb 1984

Commands:
UC-1, UF-2


Gerhard Lange

Born on 22 May 1920 in Danzig.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 30 May 1943, Cape Ortegal.

Commands:
U-418


Hans Lange

Born on 29 May 1915 in Vegesack.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1942)
Died on 15 Sep 1942, west of Shetlands.

Commands:
U-61, U-261


Hans-Günther Lange

Born on 28 Sep 1916 in Hannover.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1944)
Knights Cross winner (26 Aug 1944)
Died on 3 Apr 2014, Kiel, Germany.

Commands:
U-711


Harald Lange

Born on 23 Dec 1903 in Hamburg.
Oberleutnant zur See (R) (Date unknown)
Died on 3 Mar 1967

Commands:
U-180, U-505


Helmut Lange

Born on 31 Aug 1916 in Tilsit.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 15 Feb 1945, Norwegian Sea.

Commands:
U-72, U-1053


Karl-Heinz Lange

Born on 10 Feb 1918 in Strasbourg.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1944)
Died on 26 Aug 1944, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-667


Kurt Lange

Born on 12 Aug 1903 in Magdeburg.
Kapitänleutnant (1 Feb 1942)
Died on 14 Nov 1960, Wedel, Germany.

Commands:
U-530


Richard Lange

Born on 14 Nov 1912 in Heligoland.
Crew VII/40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1944)

Commands:
U-773


Bruno Langenberg

Born on 10 Nov 1920 in Werbeln, Saarlautern.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 5 Mar 1944, Arctic Ocean.

Commands:
U-366


Albert Langfeld

Born on 28 Jan 1918 in Regensburg.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 11 Mar 1943, Central North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-444


Georg Lassen

Born on 12 May 1915 in Berlin-Steglitz.
Crew 35. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1945)
Knights Cross winner (10 Aug 1942)
Died on 18 Jan 2012, Calviá, Mallorca, Spain.

Commands:
U-29, U-160


Kurt Lau

Born on 4 Mar 1922 in Hamburg.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-1197


Helmut Laubert

Born on 5 Apr 1919 in Kassel.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 16 Dec 2002, Murnau, Bavaria, Germany.

Commands:
U-38


Karl-Heinz Laudahn

Born on 5 Sep 1915 in Melpt, Pomerania.
Crew X/39. Kapitänleutnant (1 Dec 1944)

Commands:
U-142, U-1194, U-262


Hans-Jürgen Lauterbach-Emden

Born on 20 May 1919 in Neubrandenburg.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1944)
Died on 6 Jun 1996, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-539


Hermann Lauth

Born on 10 Nov 1920 in Wallau, Wiesbaden.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-1005


Albert Lauzemis

Born on 12 Mar 1918 in Kairien, Memel.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jul 1944)
Died on 10 Apr 1944, north-west of Madeira.

Commands:
U-139, U-37, U-68


Ulf Lawaetz

Born on 5 Nov 1916 in Copenhagen.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 2 May 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Commands:
U-672


Peter Lawrence

Born on 4 Aug 1920 in Kiel.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1943)

Commands:
U-328, U-2328


Joachim Leder

Born on 26 Jun 1918 in Irrsingen, Liegnitz.
Crew I/40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1944)

Commands:
U-4707


Hans Lehmann

Born on 24 Sep 1915 in Brunsbüttelkoog, Germany.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Knights Cross winner (8 May 1945)
Died on 25 Nov 1981, Maschen near Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-997


Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock

Born on 11 Dec 1911 in Bremen.
Crew 31. Fregattenkapitän (1 Dec 1944)
Knights Cross winner (26 Feb 1941)
Died on 18 Apr 1986, Bremen, Germany.

Commands:
U-8, U-5, U-96, U-256


Detlef von Lehsten

Born on 14 Aug 1917 in Hamburg.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (18 Feb 1945)
Died on 16 Mar 1984

Commands:
U-373, U-3508, U-3044


Hans Leilich

Born on 12 Feb 1918 in Pirmasens.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1944)
Died on 7 Feb 1993, Pirmasens, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Commands:
U-977


Wolfgang Leimkühler

Born on 10 Aug 1918 in Wesermünde.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 22 Feb 1943, Central North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-4, U-225


Hannes Leinemann

Born on 15 Dec 1908 in Rüstrungen.
Kapitänleutnant (1 Jun 1944)
Died on 1980

Commands:
U-266


Arno Leisten

Born on 24 Dec 1919 in Düsseldorf.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 20 Sep 1943, Baltic Sea.

Commands:
U-346


Hans Lemcke

Born on 9 Dec 1918 in Pragsdorf, Mecklenburg.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jul 1944)
Died on 3 Feb 1945, Western Approaches.

Commands:
U-327


Rudolf Lemcke

Born on 8 May 1914 in Oppeln.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Aug 1942)
Died on 6 Aug 1942, Cape Farewell.

Commands:
U-210


Fritz-Julius Lemp

Born on 19 Feb 1913 in Tsingtau, China.
Crew 31. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1939)
Knights Cross winner (14 Aug 1940)
Died on 9 May 1941, Northern Atlantic.

Commands:
U-28, U-30, U-110


Paul Ehrenfried Lenkeit

Born on 22 Jun 1915 in Swinemünde.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Dec 1942)

Commands:
U-1301


Dieter Lenzmann

Born on 14 Sep 1918 in Hamburg.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (Date unknown)
Died on 1973

Commands:
U-24, U-3522


Kai Lerchen

Born on 27 Apr 1911 in East London, South Africa.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1941)
Died on 14 Apr 1942, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-252


Hermann Lessing

Born on 20 Oct 1900 in Florence, Italy.
Crew 21. Kapitän zur See (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 29 May 1990

Commands:
U-1231


Wolfgang Leu

Born on 6 Jul 1917 in Kaltennordheim.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 24 May 1944, off Trondheim.

Commands:
U-921


Günter Leupold

Born on 11 Feb 1921 in Kittnau, Graudenz.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 20 Dec 2001, Hannover, Germany.

Commands:
U-1059


Wolfgang Ley

Born on 21 Jun 1920 in Krefeld.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 2 Feb 1990

Commands:
U-61, U-310


Heinrich Liebe

Born on 29 Jan 1908 in Gotha.
Crew 27. Fregattenkapitän (1 Oct 1944)
Knights Cross winner (14 Aug 1940)
Died on 27 Jul 1997, Eisenach / Thürigen, Germany.

Commands:
U-2, U-38


Johannes Liebe

Born on 8 Jul 1913 in Rosswein, Saxony.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1941)
Died on 18 Oct 1982, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Commands:
U-6, U-332


Ernst Liesberg

Born on 15 Jun 1918 in Wiesbaden.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 8 Apr 1944, Cape Farewell.

Commands:
U-962


Erich von Lilienfeld

Born on 22 Nov 1915 in Rittergur Rocht Wierland, Estonia.
Crew 35. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1939)
Died on 15 Oct 1942, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-661


Gerhard Linck

Born on 30 May 1919 in Puppen, Masuren, Kreis Ortelsburg, East Prussia.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 17 Mar 1944, Baltic Sea.

Commands:
U-1013


Kurt Lindemann

Born on 31 Jul 1912 in Hagen, Wesermünde.
Crew VII/40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 1983

Commands:
U-1207


Gerhard Linder

Born on 21 Mar 1920 in Münnerstad, Lower Franconia.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 10 Dec 1996

Commands:
U-579, U-2515, U-3006


Hans-Heinz Linder

Born on 11 Feb 1913 in Otterberg, Kaiserslautern.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Sep 1944)
Died on 10 Sep 1944

Commands:
U-18, U-202


Siegfried Lindke

Born on 12 Dec 1900 in Stettin.
Crew V/20. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1945)
Died on 1964

Commands:
U-142


Rolf Lindschau

Born on 2 Nov 1914 in Burg.
Crew 36. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1943)
Died on 18 Aug 1997

Commands:
U-249, U-3017


Günther Link

Born on 4 Mar 1918 in Klein-Koslau, East Prussia.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 15 May 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-240


Gerhard Litterscheid

Born on 10 Jun 1914 in Berlin.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1942)

Commands:
U-19, U-411


Herbert Loeder

Born on 3 Apr 1919 in Hamburg.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 16 Feb 1945, North Sea.

Commands:
U-967, U-309


Günther Loeschcke

Born on 30 Aug 1921 in Trier.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 18 Feb 1944

Commands:
U-7


Paul-Karl Loeser

Born on 26 Apr 1915 in Berlin.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Dec 1942)
Died on 2 Jan 1987

Commands:
U-30, U-373


Axel-Olaf Loewe

Born on 3 Jan 1909 in Kiel.
Crew 28. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jun 1942)
Died on 18 Dec 1984

Commands:
U-505


Odo Loewe

Born on 12 Sep 1914 in Ludwigslust.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 19 May 1943, Cape Farewell.

Commands:
U-256, U-254, U-954


Dietrich Lohmann

Born on 12 Oct 1909 in Hamelin.
Crew 30. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 12 May 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-554, U-579, U-89


Peter Lohmeyer

Born on 2 Jan 1911 in Zanzibar.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Sep 1944)
Died on 28 May 2002, Schleswig, Germany.

Commands:
U-19, U-138, U-651


Ernst-Bernward Lohse

Born on 6 Apr 1913 in Wurzen, Saxony.
Crew 32. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jan 1944)
Died on 30 Mar 1942, Arctic Ocean.

Commands:
U-21, U-585


Hans-Günther Looff

Born on 10 Feb 1906 in Berlin.
Crew 25. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jan 1940)
Died on 22 Jun 1940, North Sea / Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-9, U-23, U-28, U-122


Hartwig Looks

Born on 27 Jun 1917 in Flensburg.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 8 Oct 2005, Glücksburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-264


Johann-Friedrich Loos

Born on 20 Apr 1921 in Ulsnis, Schleswig.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 16 Jan 1945, Central North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-248


Günther Lorentz

Born on 23 Oct 1913 in Flensburg.
Crew 32. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1942)
Died on 17 Jan 1989

Commands:
U-10, U-63


Werner Lott

Born on 3 Dec 1907 in Willenberg, East Prussia.
Crew 26. Korvettenkapitän (1 Nov 1940)
Died on 2 May 1997

Commands:
U-21, U-32, U-35


Ernst Lottner

Born on 15 Aug 1920 in Lychen, Uckermark.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 27 Mar 1965

Commands:
U-349, U-746


Olaf Lübcke

Born on 27 Aug 1919.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 5 Feb 1979, Osnabrück, Germany.

Commands:
U-826


Günther Lube

Born on 19 Oct 1920 in Brunswick.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 2011, Schleswig, Germany.

Commands:
U-139, U-552


Robert Lübsen

Born on 30 Sep 1916 in Blexen, Oldenburg.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1944)
Died on 1 May 1944, Arctic Ocean.

Commands:
U-277


Siegfried Lüdden

Born on 20 May 1916 in Neubrandenburg, Stargard.
Crew 36. Korvettenkapitän (18 Mar 1945)
Knights Cross winner (11 Feb 1944)
Died on 13 Jan 1945, Kiel (fire on barracks ship Daressalam).

Commands:
U-188


Günter Lüders

Born on 18 Jul 1920 in Kiel.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 11 Feb 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-424


Dierk Lührs

Born on 18 Nov 1919 in Mannheim.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1943)
Died on 23 Sep 2003

Commands:
U-453


Wilhelm Luis

Born on 13 Dec 1915 in Lübeck.
Crew 35. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 30 Jul 1943, Cape Ortegal.

Commands:
U-504


Gustav Lüssow

Born on 30 Dec 1917 in Teterow, Mecklenburg.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 28 Jan 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-571


Günther Lüth

Born on 23 Mar 1917 in Kiel.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1943)
Died on 14 Dec 2000

Commands:
U-1057


Wolfgang Lüth

Born on 15 Oct 1913 in Riga, Latvia.
Crew 33. Kapitän zur See (1 Sep 1944)
Knights Cross winner (24 Oct 1940)
Died on 13 May 1945, Flensburg-Mürwik, Germany.

Commands:
U-13, U-9, U-138, U-43, U-181


Otto Luther

Born on 18 Sep 1918 in Flensburg.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 3 Jan 1983, Berlin, Germany.

Commands:
U-135


Bernhard Luttmann

Born on 17 Apr 1921 in Wilhelmshaven.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 27 Jun 2003

Commands:
U-141, U-3030


Friedrich Lutz

Born on 9 Aug 1911 in Pfullendorf, Baden.
Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1945)
Died on 24 Sep 1974

Commands:
U-485



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