Wolfgang Sporn

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  12 Sep 1912
Died  11 Jul 1968(55)Gran Canaria, Spain


8 Apr 1934 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1935 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1937 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1937 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Mar 1942 Kapitänleutnant


 Iron Cross 2nd Class
 Minesweeper War Badge
 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-439 20 Dec 1941 17 Feb 1943   2 patrols (49 days) 

Wolfgang Sporn was a former merchant marine officer (Rust, 2009).


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

Patrol info for Wolfgang Sporn

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-439 12 Nov 1942  Kiel  24 Dec 1942  Brest  Patrol 1,43 days
2. U-439 28 Jan 1943  Brest  2 Feb 1943  Brest  Patrol 2,6 days
2 patrols, 49 days at sea

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

Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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