Korvettenkapitän (Crew 32)
|Born||14 Sep 1907||Langerringen, Landsberg am Lech|
|Died||29 Jul 1999||(91)||Langerringen Landsberg am Lech, Germany|
|U-119||2 Apr 1942||16 Apr 1943||1 patrol (55 days)|
Alois Zech joined the Reichsmarine in 1925. He was an instructor in the Mine Warfare School from Oct 1937 to May 1940. He then served with the 3rd Minesweeping flotilla until May 1941.
Zech joined the U-boat force and started his training in May 1941, finishing in Dec 1941. He went to serve with the 2. UAA training flotilla in Dec 1941, spending three months there.
In Feb 1942 Zech was to oversee new U-boat construction before taking command of the large mine-laying boat U-119 on 2 April 1942. On 6 Feb 1943 Zech left Kiel with U-119 on her first patrol. The boat arrived in Bordeaux, France on 1 April after 55 days at sea.
Busch, R & Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Patrol info for Alois Zech
|1.||U-119||4 Aug 1942||Kiel||5 Aug 1942||Frederikshavn||2 days|
|2.||U-119||7 Aug 1942||Frederikshavn||10 Aug 1942||Kiel||4 days|
|3.||U-119||6 Feb 1943||Kiel||1 Apr 1943||Bordeaux||Patrol 1,||55 days|
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