Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)
|Born||13 Jul 1919||Munich|
|Died||5 Nov 2010||(91)|
|U-889||4 Aug 1944||13 May 1945||1 patrol (39 days)|
Friedrich Braeucker joined the Kriegsmarine in 1937. He served in various positions, including with the 1st and 2nd Torpedo boat flotillas from from June 1940 to August 1943. From Aug 1943 to April 1944 he went through U-boat training. He then went though U-boat familiarization (Baubelehrung) from April to Aug 1944 when he took command of the U-889 on the 4th.
On 5 April 1945 Kptlt. Braeucker left for his first patrol with the U-889, heading into Canadian waters. On 13 May 1945 he surrendered his boat to Canada at Shelburne, Nova Scotia. The next day his boat was taken to Halifax, Canada.
After the surrender he was detained, not released until Dec 1948, among the very last U-boat men to be set free.
After the war he joined the newly formed German Navy, Bundesmarine, and later retied as Kapitän zur See a.D.
Busch, R & Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Patrol info for Friedrich Braeucker
|1.||U-889||26 Mar 1945||Kiel||30 Mar 1945||Horten||5 days|
|2.||U-889||2 Apr 1945||Horten||3 Apr 1945||Kristiansand||2 days|
|3.||U-889||5 Apr 1945||Kristiansand||13 May 1945||Shelbourne, Canada||Patrol 1,||39 days|
About ranks and decorations
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