Wolf-Axel Schaefer

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 30)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  3 Mar 1911 Kiel
Died  9 Sep 1944(33)south of Hebrides

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1 Apr 1930 Offiziersanwärter
10 Oct 1930 Seekadett
1 Jan 1932 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1934 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1934 Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1936 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jun 1939 Kapitänleutnant
1 Jul 1943 Korvettenkapitän


U-boat Commands

U-484 19 Jan 1944 9 Sep 1944  (+)  1 patrol (27 days) 

Patrol info for Wolf-Axel Schaefer

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-484 8 Aug 1944  Kiel  10 Aug 1944  Horten   3 days
2. U-484 14 Aug 1944  Horten  9 Sep 1944  Sunk  Patrol 1,27 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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