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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

A Biographical Dictionary

By Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim
1999, United States Naval Inst.
ISBN 1557501866
301 pages

Descripton: "This important biographical dictionary details the service records of the 1,411 officers of the German Kriegsmarine known to have commanded a U-boat between the commissioning of U-1 in June 1935 to the final surrender of U-977 to Argentina in August 1945. Full details of the careers of all Germany's U-boat commanders are provided: each officer's date of birth; the highest rank he attained; details of any decorations he received; his service record; and his ultimate fate - whether killed in action, taken prisoner or detained after the war for Allied interrogation. In addition, an index gives a numerical list of U-boats along with their commanding officers. This outstanding, new reference book is a valuable addition to the key works on the naval history of World War II. Rainer Busch and Hans-Joachim Röll are noted authorities on the development of the German submarine arm and on U-boat activity in World War II."

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From the review: This is the English translation of the 1st volume of Der U-Boot Krieg 1939-1945 covering the 1,411 men who commanded the U-boats into battle during World War Two. This is essentially a more "user-fiendly" version of the German original, so ...
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