Franz Saar

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 38)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  12 Dec 1919 Nürnberg
Died  20 Mar 1943(23)AGRU-Front

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


1 Oct 1938 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1939 Seekadett
1 Dec 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1941 Leutnant zur See
1 Jan 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-46 May, 1942 Jul, 1942   No war patrols 
U-555 Aug, 1942 4 Oct 1942   No war patrols 
U-30 5 Oct 1942 16 Dec 1942   No war patrols 
U-957 7 Jan 1943 20 Mar 1943  (+)  No war patrols 

Oblt. Franz Saar was killed in an accident during diving exercises on 20 March 1943 (Busch & Röll, 1999).

Patrol info for Franz Saar

This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.

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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