Erich Taschenmacher

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 38)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,926 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,300 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,991 GRT

Born  1 Nov 1919 Engerhafen, Aurich


Kriegsmarine Crew photo

Ranks

1 Oct 1938 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1939 Seekadett
1 Dec 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1941 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1943 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-775 23 Mar 1944 9 May 1945   2 patrols (86 days) 

Patrol info for Erich Taschenmacher

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-775 31 Oct 1944  Kiel  3 Nov 1944  Horten   4 days
2. U-775 7 Nov 1944  Horten  11 Nov 1944  Bergen   5 days
3. U-775 18 Nov 1944  Bergen  21 Dec 1944  Bergen  Patrol 1,34 days
4. U-775 7 Feb 1945  Bergen  30 Mar 1945  Trondheim  Patrol 2,52 days
2 patrols, 86 days at sea

Ships hit by Erich Taschenmacher

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
6 Dec 1944U-775 HMS Bullen (K 469)1,300br
 
28 Feb 1945U-775 Soreldoc1,926am
6 Mar 1945U-775 Empire Geraint (d.)6,991brMH-44
 10,217

2 ships sunk (3,226 tons) and 1 ship damaged (6,991 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.


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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