Günther Zedelius

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  19 May 1915 Othmarschen, Hamburg
Died  6 Jul 1981(66)

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5 Apr 1935 Offiziersanwärter
25 Sep 1935 Seekadett
1 Jul 1936 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Oct 1942 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-637 23 Feb 1943 20 Jul 1944   No war patrols 

The following is from a former student of his:
"Was my teacher at the “Berufsfachschule Cuxhaven” in 1975; he was in charge of students/apprentices in the mechanical / technical area mostly for mechanics / shipbuilders etc. and teaches mostly mechanics / physics and math. I remember that he, as most of the U-booters I know, never talked much about his time in the navy. He actually never mentioned that he was a KLeu. He only told us more than ones that he was a teacher for the mini subs "seehund" and that more crews died at practicing then in real combat; just to remind us how important it is to listen to your teacher. He died early sometimes in the nineties. As a teacher he was a tough but a straight guy."

Patrol info for Günther Zedelius

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-637 7 Jun 1944  Kiel  9 Jun 1944  Vallöy   3 days
2. U-637 1 Jul 1944  Vallöy  1 Jul 1944  Arendal   1 days
3. U-637 19 Jul 1944  Arendal  20 Jul 1944  Kiel   2 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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