Ernst Sauerberg

Oberleutnant zur See

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  11 Jan 1914 Heide, Holstein
Died  24 Jun 1944(30)Norwegian Sea

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1 Oct 1940 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1942 Leutnant zur See
1 Dec 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-1225 10 Nov 1943 24 Jun 1944  (+)  1 patrol (5 days) 

Ernst Sauerberg, possibly someone elevated from the enlisted ranks to officer status during the war, did not belong to Crew 34 as is often claimed. He may have been belatedly attached to the Crew for mere administrative purposes by the Navy’s personnel office, but he did not share the common training experience of the Crew’s regular members (Rust, 2009).


Rust, E. (2009) E-mail correspondence. Author of Naval Officers under Hitler.

Patrol info for Ernst Sauerberg

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-1225 17 Jun 1944  Kiel  19 Jun 1944  Kristiansand   3 days
2. U-1225 20 Jun 1944  Kristiansand  24 Jun 1944  Sunk  Patrol 1,5 days

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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