Korvettenkapitän (Crew 34)
13 ships sunk, total tonnage 72,138 GRT
5 ships damaged, total tonnage 29,726 GRT
|Born||17 Dec 1913||Klein Stöckheim, Braunschweig|
|Died||16 Jul 1943||(29)||Middle Atlantic|
|U-67||3 Jul 1941||16 Jul 1943 (+)||7 patrols (423 days)|
Günther Müller-Stöckheim joined the Navy in April 1934. He served some time on the line ship Schlesien and was training officer in the Marineschule Mürwik (naval academy). In April 1940 he transferred to the U-boat force and, like some other later famous U-boat officers, in 1941 made two patrols as a watch officer on U-123.
In July 1941 he took command of the Type IXC U-boat U-67 and made eight patrols in the North and mid-Atlantic and in Caribbean waters.
Günter Müller Stöckheim died when U-67 was sunk on 16 July, 1943 in the Sargasso Sea by bombs from an Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Core. Only three of her crew of 51 survived (Niestlé, 1998).
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Patrol info for Günther Müller-Stöckheim
|1.||U-67||19 Aug 1941||Bergen||29 Aug 1941||Lorient||11 days|
|2.||U-67||14 Sep 1941||Lorient||16 Oct 1941||Lorient||Patrol 1,||33 days|
|3.||U-67||26 Nov 1941||Lorient||26 Dec 1941||Lorient||Patrol 2,||31 days|
|4.||U-67||19 Jan 1942||Lorient||30 Mar 1942||Lorient||Patrol 3,||71 days|
|5.||U-67||20 May 1942||Lorient||8 Aug 1942||Lorient||Patrol 4,||81 days|
|6.||U-67||16 Sep 1942||Lorient||21 Dec 1942||Lorient||Patrol 5,||97 days|
|7.||U-67||3 Mar 1943||Lorient||13 Apr 1943||Lorient||Patrol 6,||42 days|
|8.||U-67||10 May 1943||Lorient||16 Jul 1943||Sunk||Patrol 7,||68 days|
|7 patrols, 423 days at sea|
Ships hit by Günther Müller-Stöckheim
About ranks and decorations
Ranks shown in italics are our database inserts based on the rank dates of his crew comrades. The officers of each crew would normally have progressed through the lower ranks at the same rate.