Wolfgang Breithaupt

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 33)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  19 Sep 1913 Hochheim, Erfurt
Died  24 Oct 1942(29)North Atlantic

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1 Apr 1933 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1934 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1936 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1936 Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1938 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Feb 1941 Kapitänleutnant


1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class
28 Oct 1941 Fleet War Badge

U-boat Commands

U-599 4 Dec 1941 24 Oct 1942  (+)  1 patrol (59 days) 

Patrol info for Wolfgang Breithaupt

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-599 27 Aug 1942  Kiel  24 Oct 1942  Sunk  Patrol 1,59 days

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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