Heinz Sternberg

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)


Successes
1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,400 tons

Born  16 Feb 1917 Freiburg, Bresgau
Died  6 May 1944(27)south-west of Iceland


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Ranks

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

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-473 16 Jun 1943 6 May 1944  (+)  2 patrols (36 days) 

Patrol info for Heinz Sternberg

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-473 19 Mar 1944  Kiel  22 Mar 1944  Bergen   4 days
2. U-473 27 Mar 1944  Bergen  18 Apr 1944  Lorient  Patrol 1,23 days
3. U-473 24 Apr 1944  Lorient  6 May 1944  Sunk  Patrol 2,13 days
2 patrols, 36 days at sea

Ships hit by Heinz Sternberg

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
3 May 1944U-473 USS Donnell (DE 56) (t.)1,400amCU-22
 1,400

1 ship sunk (1,400 tons).

Legend
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(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).


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


U-Boat Attack Logs

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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

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