Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 36)
|Born||23 Jul 1915||Schwarzenbrunn, Thüringen|
|Died||3 May 1945||(29)||Blievenmstorf at Neustadt-Glewe / Mecklenbur, Germany|
|U-61||2 Dec 1944||27 Mar 1945||No war patrols|
Werner Zapf joined the Kriegsmarine in 1936, and was part of the Olympia Crew. After undergoing U-boat training from Aug 1942 to Sept 1943, he served as a Watch Officer with the 11th Flotilla until Feb 1944.
He was assigned as Watch Officer to U-965 from Feb - Aug 1944 before beginning U-boat Commander Training with the 24th (Training) Flotilla. He then took over command of the small school boat U-61 on 2 Dec 1944.
From March 1945, Oblt. Zapf served in 3.ULD (U-Lehrdivision, U-boat Training Division) Naval Anti-tank Brigade until he met his death in combat in Germany on 3 May 1945.
Busch, R and Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
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