Wolfgang Römer

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  22 Oct 1916 Rathenow, Havel
Died  5 Jul 1972(55)


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-56 22 Apr 1941 19 Jan 1942   No war patrols 
U-353 31 Mar 1942 16 Oct 1942   1 patrol (25 days) 

Crew of 1936

Wolfgang Römer 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 Wolfgang Römer

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-353 22 Sep 1942  Kiel  24 Sep 1942  Kristiansand  Patrol 1,3 days
2. U-353 25 Sep 1942  Kristiansand  16 Oct 1942  Sunk  Patrol 1,22 days

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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