Rudolf Zorn

Oberleutnant zur See z.V. (Crew 37b)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  20 Jul 1917 Ochsenfurt, Mainfranken
Died  7 Jan 1945(27)North Atlantic


Kriegsmarine Crew photo

Ranks

9 Oct 1937 Offiziersanwärter
1 Apr 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 May 1940 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1942 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1944 Oberleutnant zur See z.V.

Decorations

20 Apr 1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
20 Apr 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939
13 Jul 1942 Fleet War Badge
25 Jul 1942 Iron Cross 1st Class
1944 U-boat Front Clasp

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-29 15 Nov 1942 20 Aug 1943   No war patrols 
U-416 4 Oct 1943 14 Nov 1943   No war patrols 
U-382 15 Nov 1943 16 Jul 1944   1 patrol (50 days) 
U-650 20 Jul 1944 7 Jan 1945  (+)  4 patrols (76 days) 

Missing, official date of death is listed as 7 Jan, 1945 (Busch & Röll, 1999).

Patrol info for Rudolf Zorn

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-382 8 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  26 Jan 1944  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,50 days
2. U-650 12 Aug 1944  La Pallice  17 Aug 1944  Lorient  Patrol 2,6 days
3. U-650 22 Aug 1944  Lorient  22 Sep 1944  Bergen  Patrol 3,32 days
4. U-650 26 Nov 1944  Bergen  3 Dec 1944  Bergen  Patrol 4,8 days
5. U-650 9 Dec 1944  Bergen  7 Jan 1945  Sunk  Patrol 5,30 days
5 patrols, 126 days at sea

Ships hit by Rudolf Zorn

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About ranks and decorations
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders