Johannes Rodig

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  24 Mar 1917 Oschatz, Saxony
Died  10 Apr 1945(28)Bay of Biscay

Kriegsmarine crew book photo


3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jul 1943 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-878 14 Apr 1944 10 Apr 1945  (+)  2 patrols (45 days) 

Crew of 1936

Johannes Rodig was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.

Patrol info for Johannes Rodig

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-878 30 Jan 1945  Kiel  2 Feb 1945  Horten   4 days
2. U-878 9 Feb 1945  Horten  20 Mar 1945  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,40 days
3. U-878 6 Apr 1945  St. Nazaire  10 Apr 1945  Sunk  Patrol 2,5 days
2 patrols, 45 days at sea

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

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