Paul Brasack

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  9 May 1916 Stettin
Died  11 Mar 2013(96)Bad Pyrmont, Germany


Kptlt. Paul Brasack

Ranks

3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
21 Sep 1937 Seekadett
1 Apr 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jul 1944 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

28 Feb 1940 Luftwaffe Observer Badge
May 1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
Nov 1940 Iron Cross 1st Class
10 Mar 1941 Luftwaffe Combat clasp in Gold
24 Jun 1941 Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg
24 Sep 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939
28 Oct 1944 U-boat Front Clasp
30 Oct 1944 Knights Cross
24 Mar 1945 U-boat Front Clasp in Silver

U-boat Commands

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U-737 5 Feb 1943 24 Nov 1944   8 patrols (163 days) 

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Kptlt. Paul Brasack after receiving his Knights Cross

Paul Brasack spent the first years of his service career, like Reinhard Hardegen, in the Luftwaffe. In March 1942 he joined the Kriegsmarine, where he completed a six month U-boat officer training course.

After one patrol in U-590 as watch officer, he took over command of U-737 in February 1943. His eight combat patrols in U-737 all took place in northern waters, where he attacked several northern-route convoys, but without sinking anything. In November 1944 Kptlt. Brasack left active service to become a training officer in the 25th (Training) Flotilla. After the German surrender in May 1945 he spent over two years in Allied captivity.

In 1957 he joined the west German Bundesmarine. Among other positions, he was commander of the destroyer Z-2 and for more than three years Federal German naval attache in the USA. He retired in 1974 as Kapitän zur See.

Sources

Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.

Patrol info for Paul Brasack

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-737 20 Jul 1943  Kiel  29 Jul 1943  Hammerfest   10 days
2. U-737 8 Aug 1943  Hammerfest  20 Sep 1943  Hammerfest  Patrol 1,44 days
3. U-737 4 Oct 1943  Hammerfest  23 Oct 1943  Harstad  Patrol 2,20 days
4. U-737 24 Oct 1943  Harstad  24 Oct 1943  Narvik   1 days
5. U-737 27 Oct 1943  Narvik  29 Oct 1943  Trondheim   3 days
6. U-737 13 Jan 1944  Trondheim  15 Jan 1944  Narvik   3 days
7. U-737 16 Jan 1944  Narvik  10 Feb 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 3,26 days
8. U-737 11 Feb 1944  Hammerfest  12 Feb 1944  Narvik   2 days
9. U-737 28 Feb 1944  Narvik  29 Feb 1944  Hammerfest   2 days
10. U-737 1 Mar 1944  Hammerfest  8 Mar 1944  Narvik  Patrol 4,8 days
11. U-737 9 Mar 1944  Narvik  12 Mar 1944  Trondheim   4 days
12. U-737 2 May 1944  Trondheim  4 May 1944  Narvik   3 days
13. U-737 8 May 1944  Narvik  8 May 1944  Hammerfest   1 days
14. U-737 13 May 1944  Hammerfest  7 Jun 1944  Bogenbucht  Patrol 5,26 days
15. U-737 11 Jun 1944  Bogenbucht  12 Jun 1944  Hammerfest   2 days
16. U-737 14 Jun 1944  Hammerfest  18 Jun 1944  Hammerfest   5 days
17. U-737 24 Jun 1944  Hammerfest  9 Jul 1944  Bogenbucht  Patrol 6,16 days
18. U-737 15 Jul 1944  Bogenbucht  17 Jul 1944  Trondheim   3 days
19. U-737 16 Sep 1944  Trondheim  21 Sep 1944  Narvik   6 days
20. U-737 22 Sep 1944  Narvik  22 Sep 1944  Tromsö   1 days
21. U-737 24 Sep 1944  Tromsö  3 Oct 1944  Narvik  Patrol 7,10 days
22. U-737 12 Oct 1944  Narvik  24 Oct 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 8,13 days
23. U-737 25 Oct 1944  Hammerfest  31 Oct 1944  Trondheim   7 days
8 patrols, 163 days at sea

Ships hit by Paul Brasack

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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.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders