The Men of the U-boats

List of all U-boat Commanders

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Hans-Peter Mackeprang

Born on 3 Dec 1911 in Kappeln, Schlei.
Crew 35. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-244


Erich Mäder

Born on 3 Oct 1915 in Beuchlitz, Halle, Saxony.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1943)
Died on 20 Oct 1943, Central North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-378


Hans Märtens

Born on 30 Jan 1918 in Bernburg, Saale.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 8 Jul 1944, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-243


Bruno Mahn

Born on 3 Dec 1887 in Dorfilm, Leuthenberg, Thüringen.
Crew 10/11. Kapitän zur See (1 Aug 1942)
Died on 6 Feb 1961

Commands:
UB, UD-5


Hans-Gert Mahrholz

Born on 10 Oct 1918 in Kiel.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 13 Feb 2012, Lübeck, Germany.

Commands:
U-309


Kurt Makowski

Born on 1 Sep 1915 in Wiesbaden.
Crew 36. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1940)
Died on 5 Oct 1942, west of Iceland.

Commands:
U-78, U-619


Erwin Manchen

Born on 18 Jun 1918 in Königsberg, East Prussia.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Feb 1943)
Died on 30 Apr 1945, off US coast, Cape Hatteras.

Commands:
U-879


Hinrich Mangels

Born on 24 Aug 1919 in Grohn, Bremen.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 12 Nov 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-1200


Ernst Mangold

Born on 15 Nov 1917 in Bodenwerder, Hamelin.
Crew 35. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 16 Oct 1966, Bremerhaven, Germany.

Commands:
U-739


Rolf Manke

Born on 21 Dec 1915 in Berlin-Lichterfelde.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1943)
Died on 1 Mar 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-358


Gert Mannesmann

Born on 14 Oct 1910 in Bonn.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (R) (1 Jan 1944)
Died on 8 Apr 1945, Hamburg.

Commands:
U-545, U-2502


Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein

Born on 9 Mar 1908 in Laurut, Galicia, Poland.
Crew 25. Fregattenkapitän (1 May 1943)
Died on 13 May 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-753


Helmut Manseck

Born on 22 Dec 1914 in Habelschwerdt, Silesia.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 19 Dec 1997, Bonn, Germany.

Commands:
U-143, U-758, U-3002, U-3007, U-3008


Karl-Heinz Marbach

Born on 5 Jul 1917 in Kolberg.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1944)
Knights Cross winner (22 Jul 1944)
Died on 27 Sep 1995, Bonn, Germany.

Commands:
U-101, U-29, U-28, U-953, U-3014


Jürgen March

Born on 8 Mar 1914 in Ferm Treufels, South Africa.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1940)
Died on 25 Aug 1941, south-east of Iceland.

Commands:
U-452


Friedrich-Wilhelm Marienfeld

Born on 1 Mar 1920 in Hannover.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 26 Aug 1973

Commands:
U-4, U-1228


Albrecht Markert

Born on 10 Sep 1919 in Leipzig.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1943)
Died on 17 Jun 1999

Commands:
U-140


Friedrich-Karl Marks

Born on 5 Jun 1914 in Hannover.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1942)
Died on 7 Apr 1943, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-376


Friedrich Markworth

Born on 14 Feb 1915 in Wolfenbüttel.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1941)
Knights Cross winner (8 Jul 1943)
Died on 13 Jan 1994, Detmold-Dortmund, Germany.

Commands:
U-66


Lothar Martin

Born on 19 Jun 1916 in Engelsdorf, Saxony.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jun 1944)
Died on 4 Dec 2004

Commands:
U-776


Wilhelm von Mässenhausen

Born on 16 Jan 1915 in Sydney, Australia.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1942)
Died on 20 May 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-258


Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann

Born on 25 Jun 1917 in Kiel.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1943)
Died on 2 Dec 2010, Bremen, Germany.

Commands:
U-137, U-409


Ludwig Mathes

Born on 23 Nov 1908 in Kaiserslautern.
Crew 28. Korvettenkapitän (1 Mar 1940)
Died on 13 Mar 1940, North Sea.

Commands:
U-6, U-9, U-44


Gerhard Matschulat

Born on 25 May 1920 in Berlin.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 1 Sep 1944, English Channel.

Commands:
U-247


Peter Matthes

Born on 9 Jan 1918 in Probstheida, Saxony.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 30 Apr 1945, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-326


Willy Mattke

Born on 25 Jan 1909 in Graudenz.
Korvettenkapitän (1 Jan 1944)
Died on 16 Jan 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-61, U-544


Hartmut Graf von Matuschka, Freiherr von Toppolczan und Spaetgen

Born on 29 Dec 1914 in Dresden-Blasewitz.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 25 Nov 1944, Northern Channel.

Commands:
U-482


Joachim Matz

Born on 1 Oct 1913 in Magdeburg.
Crew 32. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jan 1944)
Died on 22 Aug 1996

Commands:
U-6, U-59, U-70


Heinrich Mäueler

Born on 10 Apr 1920 in Mittelirsen, Siegburg.
Crew IV/40. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (Date unknown)

Commands:
U-1204, U-3020


August Maus

Born on 7 Feb 1915 in Wuppertal.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1941)
Knights Cross winner (21 Sep 1943)
Died on 28 Sep 1996, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-185


Karl-Theodor Mayer

Born on 15 Aug 1921 in St Veit a.d. Glan.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 22 Oct 1996

Commands:
U-72


Hans Meckel

Born on 15 Feb 1910 in Moers-Asberg.
Crew 28. Fregattenkapitän (1 Dec 1944)
Died on 18 Sep 1995

Commands:
U-3, U-19


Karl-Heinz Meenen

Born on 21 Mar 1921 in Berlin-Steglitz.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-1192


Bernhard Meentzen

Born on 25 Apr 1915 in Wesermünde.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 2000, Bremen, Germany.

Commands:
U-1272, U-3016


Johannes Meermeier

Born on 14 Nov 1916 in Sande near Paderborn.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1944)
Died on 23 Jan 1982

Commands:
U-979


Kurt van Meeteren

Born on 13 Mar 1908 in Bremen.
Crew XI/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Feb 1944)
Died on 4 Mar 1999

Commands:
U-399, U-3021


Waldemar Mehl

Born on 7 Sep 1914 in Grävenwiesbach, Usingen, Taunus.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Mar 1945)
Knights Cross winner (28 Mar 1944)
Died on 29 Mar 1996, Wiesbaden, Germany.

Commands:
U-62, U-72, U-371


Karl Mehne

Born on 14 Jul 1914 in Bremen.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1944)

Commands:
U-3027


Alfred Meier

Born on 31 Dec 1907 in Seesen, Gandersheim.
Crew VII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jun 1944)
Died on 25 Dec 1992

Commands:
UIT-25 , U-3012


Rudolf Meinlschmidt

Born on 1 Jul 1921 in Ebenberg, Graslitz, Erzgebirge.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-2544


Volker Melzer

Born on 9 Jan 1918 in Gruiten, Düsseldorf.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1944)
Died on 2009

Commands:
U-994


Karl-Heinz Menard

Born on 18 Oct 1917 in Danzig.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jun 1944)

Commands:
U-237


Ernst Mengersen

Born on 30 Jun 1912 in Bremke, Lippe.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Dec 1944)
Knights Cross winner (18 Nov 1941)
Died on 6 Nov 1995, Detmold-Dortmund, Germany.

Commands:
U-18, U-143, U-101, U-607


Reinhold Merkle

Born on 10 Dec 1921 in Ulm.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-1201


Karl-Friedrich Merten

Born on 15 Aug 1905 in Posen.
Crew 26. Kapitän zur See (15 Apr 1945)
Knights Cross winner (13 Jun 1942)
Died on 2 May 1993, Waldshut / Tiengen / Württemberg, Germany.

Commands:
U-68


Joachim Methner

Born on 17 May 1918 in Königsberg, East Prussia.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 3 May 1945

Commands:
U-423, U-1005, U-2521


Helmut Metz

Born on 26 Sep 1906 in Möllenbeck.
Crew 35. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1942)
Died on 13 Jul 1943, Central Atlantic.

Commands:
U-487


Jost Metzler

Born on 26 Feb 1909 in Altshausen, Württemberg.
Crew 32. Korvettenkapitän (1 Oct 1943)
Knights Cross winner (28 Jul 1941)
Died on 29 Sep 1975, Bavendorf-Ravensburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-69, U-847


Fritz Meyer

Born on 17 Feb 1916 in Hannover.
Crew 34. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1939)
Died on 11 Sep 1941, Denmark Strait.

Commands:
U-34, U-207


Gerhard Meyer

Born on 15 Apr 1915 in Kiel.
Crew 35. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 12 Apr 1945, Norwegian Sea.

Commands:
U-486


Heinrich Meyer

Born on 8 Apr 1922 in Bäsdorf, Silesia.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-287


Herbert Meyer

Born on 30 Nov 1910 in Gruppenbühren.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1942)
Died on 9 Apr 1945, Kattegat.

Commands:
U-804


Paul Meyer

Born on 27 Aug 1917 in Zoppot.
Crew 36. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)

Commands:
U-505


Rudolf Meyer

Born on 1 Feb 1920 in Leipzig.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 23 Apr 1945, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-1055


Willy Meyer

Born on 2 Oct 1912 in Gruppenbühren.
Crew 36. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Feb 1943)
Died on 3 Apr 1944, Barents Sea.

Commands:
U-288


Hermann Michahelles

Born on 11 Jan 1909.
Crew 27. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1936)
Died on 30 Jul 1937, Haunstetten, Augsburg.

Commands:
U-2, U-35


Hans-Bernhard Michalowski

Born on 13 Apr 1912 in Kiel.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1941)
Died on 20 May 1941, Bielefeld, Germany.

Commands:
U-6, U-62


Georg-Heinz Michel

Born on 19 Sep 1909 in Hamm, Westphalia.
Crew 31. Korvettenkapitän (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 20 Feb 1991

Commands:
U-29, U-25, U-54, U-8


Heinrich Miede

Born on 4 Mar 1915 in Dortmund.
Crew 35. Leutnant zur See (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 16 Apr 1945, North Sea.

Commands:
U-56


Gert von Mittelstaedt

Born on 14 Jan 1912 in Niederlinxweiler, Saarland.
Crew 32. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jun 1940)
Died on 10 Aug 1941, Baltic Sea.

Commands:
U-144


Karl-Heinz Moehle

Born on 31 Jul 1910 in Norden,Ostfriesland.
Crew 30. Korvettenkapitän (1 Mar 1943)
Knights Cross winner (26 Feb 1941)
Died on 17 Nov 1996, Ahrensburg / Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-20, U-123


Goske von Möllendorff

Born on 12 Mar 1918 in Krampfer, Westprignitz.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1944)
Died on 13 Feb 1999, Münster, Germany.

Commands:
U-235, U-148, U-38


Hans Möglich

Born on 29 Jan 1916 in Posen.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jul 1942)
Died on 14 Apr 1943, Lorient.

Commands:
U-526


Helmut Möhlmann

Born on 25 Jun 1913 in Kiel.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1945)
Knights Cross winner (16 Apr 1943)
Died on 12 Apr 1977, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany.

Commands:
U-143, U-52, U-571


Eberhard Mohr

Born on 12 Oct 1915 in Düsseldorf.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1942)
Died on 14 Mar 1942, Mediterranean.

Commands:
U-148, U-133


Johann Mohr

Born on 12 Jun 1916 in Hannover.
Crew 34. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1943)
Knights Cross winner (27 Mar 1942)
Died on 2 Apr 1943, Middle Atlantic.

Commands:
U-124


Kurt Mohr

Born on 12 Jan 1922 in Greifswald.
Crew IV/40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1944)

Commands:
U-930


Hans-Dieter Mohs

Born on 22 Sep 1919 in Magdeburg.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 10 Mar 2009, Bonn, Germany.

Commands:
U-5, U-60, U-956


Günther Möller

Born on 30 Jun 1918 in Rostock.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 16 Oct 1943, south-west of Iceland.

Commands:
U-141, U-844


Hans-Joachim von Morstein

Born on 1 Aug 1909 in Karlsruhe.
Crew 28. Kapitänleutnant (1 Dec 1941)
Died on 24 Jan 1984

Commands:
U-483


Hans-Bruno Freiherr von Müffling

Born on 24 Mar 1919 in Rohrbeck, Arnswalde.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1943)

Commands:
U-2545


Gustav-Adolf Mugler

Born on 10 Oct 1912 in Danzig-Langfuhr.
Crew 31. Korvettenkapitän (1 Mar 1940)
Died on 5 Feb 1940, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-41


Arved von Mühlendahl

Born on 1 Nov 1904 in Reval.
Crew 23. Kapitän zur See (1 Sep 1943)
Died on 19 Sep 1944, North Sea.

Commands:
U-867


Karl Mühlenpfordt

Born on 27 Jun 1909 in Wolfenbüttel.
Crew VIII/40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 May 1943)
Died on 4 Jun 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-308


Harald Muhs

Born on 1 Oct 1919 in Hannover.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1943)
Died on 2 May 1944, Arctic Ocean.

Commands:
U-674


Bernhard Müller

Born on 10 Oct 1916 in Kiel.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 8 Mar 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-633


Hans-Georg Müller

Born on 15 Oct 1922 in Permauern, Labiau.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1944)

Commands:
U-2349


Heinz-Eberhard Müller

Born on 14 Mar 1916 in Stuttgart.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 3 May 1988

Commands:
U-662


Rudolf Müller

Born on 17 Jun 1917 in Lingen, Ems.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 29 Oct 1943, south-east of Greenland.

Commands:
U-282


Werner Müller

Born on 4 Aug 1920 in Berlin.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-963, U-2327


Willi Müller

Born on 25 Apr 1912 in Wittenberge.
Crew IX/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1943)
Died on 5 May 1945, Baltic Sea.

Commands:
U-1000, U-3523


Wilhelm Müller-Arnecke

Born on 30 Oct 1910 in Bremen, Germany.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Sep 1943)
Died on 29 Sep 2000, Fleckeby, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Commands:
U-19


Erich Müller-Bethke

Born on 23 Jul 1917 in Wesermünde, Lehe.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 17 Feb 1945, North Sea.

Commands:
U-1278


Heinrich Müller-Edzards

Born on 18 Mar 1910 in Wesermünde-Geestemünde.
Crew 32. Korvettenkapitän (1 Sep 1944)
Died on 13 May 1966

Commands:
U-590


Günther Müller-Stöckheim

Born on 17 Dec 1913 in Klein Stöckheim, Braunschweig.
Crew 34. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jul 1943)
Knights Cross winner (27 Nov 1942)
Died on 16 Jul 1943, Middle Atlantic.

Commands:
U-67


Friedrich Mumm

Born on 15 Jan 1915 in Pahlen, Nord-Ditmarschen.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Feb 1943)
Died on 5 Jun 1943, west of Gibraltar.

Commands:
U-52, U-594


Herbert Mumm

Born on 3 Sep 1920 in Pahlen, Nord-Ditmarschen.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 7 Feb 2003, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

Commands:
U-4, U-236


Ralph Münnich

Born on 11 Feb 1916 in Chemnitz.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1943)
Died on 4 Feb 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-187


Helmut Münster

Born on 14 Sep 1916 in Magdeburg.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 5 Mar 1982, Kirchdorf - Brigachtal, Germany.

Commands:
U-101, U-428, U-3501, U-3517


Heinz Murl

Born on 26 Oct 1919 in Berlin.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1943)

Commands:
U-103


Heinrich Mürl

Born on 11 Feb 1912 in Essen.
Crew IV/40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jul 1944)

Commands:
U-2327


Werner Musenberg

Born on 24 Sep 1904 in Berlin.
Crew 25. Kapitän zur See (1 Apr 1945)
Died on 3 Jan 1976

Commands:
U-180


Rolf Mützelburg

Born on 23 Jun 1913 in Kiel.
Crew 32. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1940)
Knights Cross winner (17 Nov 1941)
Died on 11 Sep 1942, Northern Atlantic.

Commands:
U-10, U-203



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