Alexander von Zitzewitz

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 34)


Successes
3 ships sunk, total tonnage 18,650 GRT

Born  23 Mar 1916 Kassel
Died  2 Aug 1943(27)north-west of Cape Ortegal


Kriegsmarine Crew photo

Ranks

8 Apr 1934 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1935 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1937 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1937 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Oct 1941 Kapitänleutnant
1 Aug 1943 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-706 16 Mar 1942 2 Aug 1943  (+)  5 patrols (185 days) 

Patrol info for Alexander von Zitzewitz

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-706 22 Sep 1942  Kiel  7 Nov 1942  La Pallice  Patrol 1,47 days
2. U-706 8 Dec 1942  La Pallice  13 Feb 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 2,68 days
3. U-706 15 Mar 1943  La Pallice  11 May 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 3,58 days
4. U-706 4 Jul 1943  La Pallice  8 Jul 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 4,5 days
5. U-706 26 Jul 1943  La Pallice  27 Jul 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 5,2 days
6. U-706 29 Jul 1943  La Pallice  2 Aug 1943  Sunk  Patrol 5,5 days
5 patrols, 185 days at sea

Ships hit by Alexander von Zitzewitz

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
12 Oct 1942U-706 Stornest4,265brONS-136
 
5 Apr 1943U-706 British Ardour7,124brHX-231
12 Apr 1943U-706 Fresno City7,261brHX-232
 18,650

3 ships sunk (18,650 tons).

Legend
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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


Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.


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