The Men of the U-boats

List of all U-boat Commanders

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Karl-Jürg Wächter

Born on 2 May 1916 in Oberweissbach, Thüringen.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jun 1943)
Died on 4 May 1945, Baltic Sea.

Commands:
U-223, U-2503


Herbert Wagner

Born on 10 Jan 1917 in Rüstringen.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jul 1944)

Commands:
U-1166


Rolf-Birger Wahlen

Born on 28 Jul 1915 in Altona, Elbe.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 10 May 1998, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-23, U-2514, U-2541


Herbert Waldschmidt

Born on 10 Feb 1922 in Dortmund.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-146


Heinz Walkerling

Born on 19 May 1915 in Kiel.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jun 1942)
Died on 16 Sep 2001, Mühlheim, Germany.

Commands:
U-91


Georg Wallas

Born on 11 Feb 1905 in Dresden.
Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1942)

Commands:
U-60, U-356


Herbert Walther

Born on 3 Nov 1912 in Berlin.
Crew 33. Leutnant zur See (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 1951

Commands:
U-59


Jürgen Wattenberg

Born on 28 Dec 1900 in Lübeck.
Crew 21. Kapitän zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 27 Nov 1995, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-162


Karl-Otto Weber

Born on 10 Oct 1914 in Krempe, Holstein.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Dec 1944)
Died on 14 Apr 1999, Reinbek/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Commands:
U-371, U-709


Klaus Weber

Born on 20 Oct 1922 in Wuppertal-Elberfeld.
Crew I/41. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1945)

Commands:
U-637


Paul Weber

Born on 30 Mar 1913 in Bremen.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1944)
Died on 13 Jul 1970

Commands:
U-677, U-3022


Werner Weber

Born on 10 Nov 1907 in Berlin.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Mar 1944)
Died on 10 Mar 1944, Central Atlantic.

Commands:
U-845


Heimar Wedemeyer

Born on 22 Sep 1906 in Marburg, Lahn.
Kapitänleutnant (R) (1 Nov 1943)
Died on 13 Nov 1998

Commands:
U-365


Helmuth Wehrkamp

Born on 29 Mar 1921 in Wilhelmshaven.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1944)
Died on 10 Mar 1945, English Channel.

Commands:
U-275


Friedrich Weidner

Born on 2 Oct 1916 in Eisenbach.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1945)
Died on 28 Mar 1980

Commands:
UD-1, U-1052, U-2518


Horst Weiher

Born on 5 May 1910 in Gleiwitz.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 4 Feb 1944, Baltic Sea.

Commands:
U-854


Hannes Weingaertner

Born on 11 Jul 1908 in Innsbruck, Austria.
Crew 28. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jun 1942)
Died on 27 Mar 1944, east of Newfoundland.

Commands:
U-4, U-10, U-16, U-851


Friedrich Weitz

Born on 18 Apr 1920 in Essen.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 2 May 1944, Arctic Ocean.

Commands:
U-959


Horst Wellner

Born on 30 Sep 1908 in Zwickau, Saxony.
Crew 29. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1938)
Died on 25 Oct 1939, English Channel.

Commands:
U-14, U-16


Erhard Wendelberger

Born on 19 Oct 1921 in Klattau, Czechoslovakia.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 7 Oct 2004, München, Germany.

Commands:
U-720


Eberhard von Wenden

Born on 3 Dec 1917 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1944)

Commands:
U-926, U-37


Karl-Heinz Wendt

Born on 22 Feb 1920 in Stettin.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 20 Feb 1945, near Ireland.

Commands:
U-1276


Werner Wendt

Born on 6 Feb 1916 in Költschen, Ost-Sternberg.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 1 Apr 1988

Commands:
U-765


Hans Wengel

Born on 15 May 1914 in Dresden.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1943)
Died on 17 Jan 1987

Commands:
U-1164, U-3516


Rolf-Werner Wentz

Born on 1 Jan 1920 in Lübeck.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 27 Jul 2012

Commands:
U-963


Wolfgang Wenzel

Born on 29 Mar 1910 in Dresden.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 14 Apr 1992

Commands:
U-231


Otto Wermuth

Born on 28 Jul 1920 in Aalen, Württemberg.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-853, U-530


Alfred Werner

Born on 22 Dec 1918 in Bad Ems.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 24 Sep 1944, Arctic Ocean.

Commands:
U-8, U-921


Herbert A. Werner

Born on 13 May 1920 in Freiburg, Bresgau.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 6 Apr 2013, Vero Beach, Florida, USA.

Commands:
U-415, U-953


Arno Werr

Born on 8 Dec 1920 in Berlin-Lichterfelde.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 18 May 1944, near Faroes.

Commands:
U-241


Otto Westphalen

Born on 12 Mar 1920 in Hamburg.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Knights Cross winner (23 Mar 1945)
Died on 9 Jan 2008, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-121, U-968


Eberhard Wetjen

Born on 18 Dec 1914 in Eldringen, Celle.
Crew 35. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1939)
Died on 2 Jun 1941, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-147


Hans-Dieter Wex

Born on 5 Sep 1920 in Mönchengladbach.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 12 Aug 1989, Damp, Germany.

Commands:
U-2354


Walter Wichmann

Born on 30 Apr 1919 in Succase, Elbing.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 28 Aug 1943, Arctic Ocean.

Commands:
U-639


Helmut Wicke

Born on 8 Nov 1920 in Oberursel, Taunus.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-560, U-351, U-1007, U-1231


Gerhard Wiebe

Born on 24 Jan 1907 in Lautenburg.
Crew 25. Fregattenkapitän (1 Nov 1943)
Died on 18 Mar 1985

Commands:
U-516


Günter Wieboldt

Born on 9 Feb 1919 in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 14 Mar 2000, Heiligenhafen, Germany.

Commands:
U-295


Arnold Wiechmann

Born on 31 Aug 1909 in Schwann, Karlsruhe.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 14 Oct 1996, Stuart, Florida, USA.

Commands:
U-4701


Helmut Wieduwilt

Born on 28 Nov 1919 in Gera.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 24 Mar 1995

Commands:
U-718, U-262


Wolf Wigand

Born on 17 Jul 1920 in Göttingen.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve (1 Jan 1944)

Commands:
U-1108


Georg von Wilamowitz-Möllendorf

Born on 7 Nov 1893 in Weimar.
Crew 4/12. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jun 1942)
Died on 24 Jul 1943, north-west of Cape Ortegal.

Commands:
U-2, U-459


Ernst Wilberg

Born on 1 Sep 1913 in Dortmund-Aplerbeck.
Crew I/38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 10 Feb 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-666


Hans-Dietrich Wilke

Born on 11 Jun 1912 in Wilhelmshaven.
Crew 32. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 14 Sep 1963

Commands:
U-766, U-382


Josef Will

Born on 30 Apr 1906 in Mühlheim, Ruhr.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)

Commands:
U-318


Klaus Willeke

Born on 16 Feb 1919.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 2 Jan 2011, Detmold, Germany.

Commands:
U-3514


Horst Willner

Born on 13 Oct 1919 in Klotzsche.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 19 Jul 1999, Bremen, Germany.

Commands:
U-58, U-96, U-3505, U-3034


Wolf-Werner Wilzer

Born on 23 Sep 1916 in Shanghai, China.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jun 1944)
Died on 19 Jul 1990

Commands:
U-363


Werner Winkler

Born on 14 May 1917 in Wilhelmshaven.
Crew 36. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1941)
Died on 6 May 1943, south of Cape Farewell.

Commands:
U-630


Werner Winter

Born on 26 Mar 1912 in Hamburg, Germany.
Crew 30. Korvettenkapitän (1 Mar 1943)
Knights Cross winner (5 Jun 1942)
Died on 9 Sep 1972, Kiel, Germany.

Commands:
U-22, U-103


Max Wintermeyer

Born on 2 Feb 1914 in Essen.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 4 May 1990

Commands:
U-62, U-190


Friedrich-Wilhelm Wissmann

Born on 16 Dec 1915 in Kiel.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Dec 1942)
Died on 9 Sep 1963

Commands:
U-18, U-518


Hans-Ludwig Witt

Born on 25 Dec 1909 in Bautzen, Saxony.
Crew 29. Korvettenkapitän (1 Feb 1943)
Knights Cross winner (17 Dec 1942)
Died on 13 Feb 1980, Hamburg / Poppenbüttel, Germany.

Commands:
U-161, U-129, U-3524


Erwin Witte

Born on 17 Feb 1911 in Karlsruhe.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Feb 1943)

Commands:
U-155


Helmut Friedrich Witte

Born on 6 Apr 1915 in Bojendorf, Holstein, Fehmarn.
Crew 34. Korvettenkapitän (20 Apr 1945)
Knights Cross winner (22 Oct 1942)
Died on 3 Oct 2005, Duisburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-159


Werner Witte

Born on 5 Jan 1915 in Berlin-Friedenau.
Crew 35. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 15 Jul 1943, north-west of Madeira.

Commands:
U-509


Friedrich Wittenberg

Born on 28 Oct 1918 in Wildeshausen, Oldenburg.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jul 1942)

Commands:
U-856


Ernst von Witzendorff

Born on 26 Jun 1916 in Neustrelitz.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 6 Feb 1999, Kirchbarkau, Schleswig-Holstein..

Commands:
U-121, U-46, U-101, U-650, U-267, U-650, U-2524, U-1007


Germanus Woermann

Born on 16 Dec 1918 in Windhoek, German South-West Africa.
Crew VIII/40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jun 1944)

Commands:
U-2339


Herbert Wohlfarth

Born on 5 Jun 1915 in Kanazawa, Japan.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1940)
Knights Cross winner (15 May 1941)
Died on 13 Aug 1982, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.

Commands:
U-14, U-137, U-556


Eckehard Wolf

Born on 11 Mar 1918 in Crossen.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 26 Mar 1978

Commands:
U-966


Heinz Wolf

Born on 2 Aug 1914 in Emmerich, Rhine.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 2 May 1943

Commands:
U-465


Leo Wolfbauer

Born on 21 Jul 1895 in Pernegg, Bruck a.d. Mur.
Crew kuk 13. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 16 May 1943, English Channel.

Commands:
U-463


Heinz Wolff

Born on 13 Mar 1918 in Elberfeld.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jul 1944)

Commands:
U-974, U-985


Karl-Heinz Wolff

Born on 16 Oct 1909 in Danzig.
Crew 28. Fregattenkapitän (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 11 Jun 1970

Commands:
U-509


Ralf-Reimar Wolfram

Born on 31 Mar 1912 in Wilhelmshaven.
Crew 30. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jun 1943)
Died on 9 Feb 1945, Norwegian Sea.

Commands:
U-108, U-864


Otto Wollschläger

Born on 31 Mar 1902 in Ditfurt, Quedlinburg.
Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1945)

Commands:
U-17, UC-1, UC-2, U-721


Ulrich Wörisshoffer

Born on 21 Mar 1917 in Maulbach, Hesse.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 4 Mar 1943, Mediterranean.

Commands:
U-83


Hans-Christian Wrede

Born on 9 Aug 1920 in Kiel.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-1234


Heinrich Wulff

Born on 11 Feb 1908 in Hamburg.
Crew VII/40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Feb 1943)
Died on 17 May 1943, south-east of Iceland.

Commands:
U-646


Karl Wunderlich

Born on 28 May 1911 in Gefell, Vogtland.
Crew II/40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1944)
Died on 11 Mar 1944, south of Cape of Good Hope.

Commands:
UIT-22


Erich Würdemann

Born on 15 Jan 1914 in Hamburg.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1940)
Knights Cross winner (14 Mar 1943)
Died on 12 Jul 1943, North Atlantic near Spain.

Commands:
U-506


Helmuth Wüst

Born on 31 Jul 1920 in Wiesbaden.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 29 Apr 2003

Commands:
U-146


Gerhard Wysk

Born on 2 May 1920 in Weilburg, Lahn.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 29 Dec 1944, English Channel.

Commands:
U-322



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