Oskar Staudinger

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)

1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,507 GRT

Born  13 May 1917 Löbau, Saxony
Died  5 May 1943(25)Newfoundland

Kriegsmarine crew book photo


3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1943 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-638 3 Sep 1942 8 Dec 1942   No war patrols 
U-638 1 Apr 1943 5 May 1943  (+)  1 patrol (16 days) 

Crew of 1936

Oskar Staudinger was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.

Patrol info for Oskar Staudinger

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-638 20 Apr 1943  La Pallice  5 May 1943  Sunk  Patrol 1,16 days

Ships hit by Oskar Staudinger

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
5 May 1943U-638 Dolius5,507brONS-5

1 ship sunk (5,507 tons).

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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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