The Men of the U-boats

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Klaus Paepenmöller

Born on 25 Feb 1918 in Bielefeld.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 6 Mar 1944, Arctic Ocean.

Commands:
U-973


Hans-Walter Pahl

Born on 16 Aug 1919 in Cuxhaven.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)

Commands:
U-2331, U-2327, U-2369


Heinrich Pahls

Born on 13 Dec 1919 in Langenfeld, Rhine-Wupper.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 14 Aug 2002, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Commands:
UIT-24


Gerhard Palmgren

Born on 11 Nov 1919 in Kassel.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 15 Aug 1944, English Channel.

Commands:
U-741


Karl-Wilhelm Pancke

Born on 4 Oct 1915 in Husum.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Aug 1943)
Died on 19 Mar 1987

Commands:
U-242


Johannes Panitz

Born on 14 Aug 1913 in Breslau.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 9 Apr 1945, Kattegat.

Commands:
U-1065


Fritz Parduhn

Born on 27 Nov 1918 in Apen, Oldenburg.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 30 Apr 1945, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-1107


Hans Pauckstadt

Born on 27 Sep 1906 in Grimnitz.
Crew 26. Fregattenkapitän (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 14 Aug 1984

Commands:
U-18, U-12, U-30, U-34, U-516, U-193


Ottokar Arnold Paulssen

Born on 11 Oct 1915 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Crew 34. Korvettenkapitän (1 Dec 1941)
Died on 16 Dec 1941, Mediterranean.

Commands:
U-20, U-557


Hans-Hermann Pelkner

Born on 16 Apr 1909 in Ober-Kauffung near Kassel.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1941)
Died on 3 Aug 1942, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-335


Rüdiger Perleberg

Born on 9 Mar 1913 in Bremen.
Crew 33. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1943)
Died on 21 Oct 1990

Commands:
U-1104


Otto Peschel

Born on 28 Aug 1915 in Kraupa/Torgau.
Kapitänleutnant (1 Dec 1944)
Died on 18 Nov 1986, Basbeck, Hemmoor, Germany.

Commands:
U-3004


Georg Peters

Born on 3 Mar 1888 in Greifswald.
Korvettenkapitän a.D. (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 9 Sep 1950

Commands:
U-8, U-11, U-6, UA, U-38


Gerhard Peters

Born on 14 Dec 1921 in Rendsburg.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 23 Oct 1997

Commands:
U-1198


Wilhelm Peters

Born on 20 Jun 1916 in Hannover.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 1 Dec 1987

Commands:
U-96, U-999, U-3001


Klaus Petersen

Born on 13 Jan 1917 in Kiel.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jun 1943)
Died on 8 Sep 2014

Commands:
U-14, U-24, U-9


Kurt Petersen

Born on 20 Sep 1916 in Sonderburg.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 12 Jun 2010

Commands:
U-541


Theodor Petersen

Born on 14 Jan 1914 in Flensburg.
Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1943)
Died on 25 Mar 1999

Commands:
U-612, U-874


Friedrich Petran

Born on 6 Dec 1919 in Kassel.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1943)
Died on 21 Nov 1981

Commands:
U-516


Günther Pfeffer

Born on 23 Oct 1914 in Berlin.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1942)
Died on 25 Apr 1966, Bonn, Germany.

Commands:
U-67, U-171, U-170, U-548


Werner Pfeifer

Born on 2 May 1912 in Dresden.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Feb 1941)
Died on 31 May 1993, Buntenbock-Harz, Germany.

Commands:
U-56, U-581


Helmuth Pich

Born on 26 Jun 1914 in Babziens, Rastenburg.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Feb 1942)
Died on 18 Mar 1997

Commands:
U-168


Ewald Pick

Born on 27 May 1912 in Fischbach, Dudweiler.
Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 18 Nov 1981

Commands:
U-481, U-708, U-1025


Adolf Cornelius Piening

Born on 16 Sep 1910 in Süderende, Tondem.
Crew 30. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1943)
Knights Cross winner (13 Aug 1942)
Died on 15 May 1984, Kiel, Germany.

Commands:
U-155


Ulrich Pietsch

Born on 5 Dec 1915 in Laurahütte, Upper Silesia.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 22 Aug 1944, Barents Sea.

Commands:
U-344


Walter Pietschmann

Born on 31 Jul 1919 in Rauschwalde.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 8 Feb 1944, Central North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-712, U-762


Werner Pietzsch

Born on 30 Apr 1917 in Potsdam.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jul 1942)
Died on 5 Jun 2002, Esslingen, Germany.

Commands:
U-523


Helmut Plohr

Born on 2 Dec 1913 in Schildesche.
Crew 33. Oberleutnant zur See (Date unknown)
Died on 31 May 1993

Commands:
U-149


Gustav Poel

Born on 2 Aug 1917 in Hamburg.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Feb 1943)
Knights Cross winner (21 Mar 1944)
Died on 16 Jan 2009, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-413


Wolfgang Poeschel

Born on 25 Mar 1920 in Berlin.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 4 Oct 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-737, U-422


Gerd von Pommer-Esche

Born on 22 Jan 1918 in Nordhausen, Harz.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 14 Jul 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-160


Walter Pommerehne

Born on 4 Apr 1908 in Görlitz.
Crew 31. Korvettenkapitän (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 7 Jan 1988

Commands:
U-866


Klaus Popp

Born on 30 May 1917 in Berlin.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1942)

Commands:
U-140, U-552, U-3006


Günter Poser

Born on 23 Sep 1916 in Berlin.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Feb 1943)
Died on 8 Jun 2003, Bonn, Germany.

Commands:
U-59, U-202


Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske

Born on 23 Oct 1904.
Crew 23. Kapitän zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Knights Cross winner (6 Nov 1942)
Died on 1 Oct 1984, Wachtberg near Bonn, Germany.

Commands:
U-504


Friedrich-Hermann Praetorius

Born on 28 Feb 1904 in Kolberg.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1942)
Died on 16 Apr 1956, Lübeck, Germany.

Commands:
U-135


Siegfried Pregel

Born on 2 Feb 1915 in Leoben, Steiermark, Austria.
Kapitänleutnant (1 Feb 1943)

Commands:
U-323


Wilhelm Prehn

Born on 23 Dec 1914 in Langen-Jarchow, Mecklenburg.
Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jul 1944)

Commands:
U-3034


Wilfried Prellberg

Born on 18 Oct 1913 in Hamelin.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jan 1944)
Died on 19 Mar 1986, Hamelin, Germany.

Commands:
U-19, U-31


Rudolf Premauer

Born on 8 May 1919 in Stuttgart.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 30 Apr 1945, off Boston, USA.

Commands:
U-857


Kurt Pressel

Born on 1 Apr 1911 in Wernigerode.
Kapitänleutnant (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 7 Jul 1943, of Cape Vincent.

Commands:
U-60, U-5, U-951


Georg Preuss

Born on 30 Dec 1916 in Andreasthal, Schwetz.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1943)
Died on 5 Nov 1960

Commands:
U-1224, U-875


Joachim Preuss

Born on 30 May 1914 in Bremen.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Dec 1940)
Died on 11 May 1985, Bremen, Germany.

Commands:
U-10, U-568


Günther Prien

Born on 16 Jan 1908 in Osterfeld, Thüringen.
Crew 31. Korvettenkapitän (1 Mar 1941)
Knights Cross winner (18 Oct 1939)
Died on 7 Mar 1941, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-47


Robert Prützmann

Born on 4 May 1903 in Dosmitten, Mohrungen, East Prussia.
Crew 24. Fregattenkapitän (1 Aug 1943)
Died on 16 Aug 1981, Bonn, Germany.

Commands:
U-30


Wilhelm-Heinrich Graf von Pückler und Limpurg

Born on 9 Mar 1913 in Ludwigsburg.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 10 May 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-381


Günther Pulst

Born on 26 Mar 1918 in Braunschweig.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Knights Cross winner (21 Dec 1944)
Died on 5 Jan 1991, Bonn, Germany.

Commands:
U-978


Hubertus Purkhold

Born on 6 Jun 1916 in Beuthen, Upper Silesia.
Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1942)
Died on 26 Oct 2003

Commands:
U-30, U-14, U-260


Hans-Friedrich Puschmann

Born on 7 Jun 1922 in Berlin.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 12 Jan 1947

Commands:
U-748


Konstantin von Puttkamer

Born on 31 Jul 1917 in Swinemünde.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Feb 1943)
Died on 23 Feb 1943, Mediterranean.

Commands:
U-46, U-443



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