Wilhelm Brauel

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37b)


Successes
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,300 tons
1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,625 tons

Born  17 Sep 1914 Hamburg
Died  Sep 2002(87)


Ranks

9 Oct 1937 Offiziersanwärter
1 Apr 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 May 1940 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1942 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1945 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

1941 Minesweeper War Badge
1942 Iron Cross 2nd Class
7 May 1943 U-boat War Badge 1939
1943 Iron Cross 1st Class
28 Mar 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-256 16 Aug 1943 25 Jun 1944   3 patrols (106 days) 
U-92 28 Jun 1944 12 Oct 1944   2 patrols (47 days) 
U-3530 23 Mar 1945 23 Apr 1945   No war patrols 
U-975 24 Apr 1945 9 May 1945   No war patrols 

Patrol info for Wilhelm Brauel

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-256 4 Oct 1943  Brest  17 Nov 1943  Brest  Patrol 1,45 days
2. U-256 25 Jan 1944  Brest  22 Mar 1944  Brest  Patrol 2,58 days
3. U-256 6 Jun 1944  Brest  8 Jun 1944  Brest  Patrol 3,3 days
4. U-92 8 Jul 1944  Brest  10 Jul 1944  Brest  Patrol 4,3 days
5. U-92 17 Aug 1944  Brest  29 Sep 1944  Trondheim  Patrol 5,44 days
5 patrols, 153 days at sea

Ships hit by Wilhelm Brauel

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
20 Feb 1944U-256 HMS Woodpecker (U 08)1,300brON-224
27 Aug 1944U-92 USS LST-327 (t.)1,625am
 2,925

2 ships sunk (2,925 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).


About ranks and decorations
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

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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