Wilhelm Spahr


1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,244 GRT

Born  4 Apr 1904 Esingen, Schleswig
Died  6 Oct 1978(74)


1 Jan 1940 Leutnant zur See
1 Jan 1941 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jan 1943 Kapitänleutnant


  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
7 Jan 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-178 25 Nov 1943 25 Aug 1944   1 patrol (181 days) 

Though commonly listed as being part of Crew 21, this is incorrect. While perhaps serving in the Reichsmarine/Kriegsmarine at some point as an enlisted sailor, Spahr does not become an officer until the late 1930s. For example, he is not listed in the 1938 Rangliste.

Patrol info for Wilhelm Spahr

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-178 27 Nov 1943  Penang  25 May 1944  Bordeaux  Patrol 1,181 days

Ships hit by Wilhelm Spahr

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
27 Dec 1943U-178 José Navarro7,244am

1 ship sunk (7,244 tons).

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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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