Günter Zahnow

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew X/39)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  5 Jun 1920 Altdamm, Randow, Pomerania
Died  27 Aug 1983(63)


16 Sep 1939 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1940 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1941 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1942 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-167 8 Jan 1943 16 Jan 1943   No war patrols 
U-747 May, 1944 9 Apr 1945   No war patrols 

Patrol info for Günter Zahnow

This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.

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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