Christian-Brandt Coester

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 37b)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  13 Nov 1919 Breslau
Died  28 Nov 1943(24)North Atlantic


9 Oct 1937 Offiziersanwärter
28 Jun 1938 Seekadett
1 Apr 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 May 1940 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1942 Oberleutnant zur See


2 Oct 1941 U-boat War Badge 1939
1942 Iron Cross 1st Class
24 Apr 1942 Iron Cross 2nd Class

U-boat Commands

U-10 23 Jun 1942 Feb, 1943   No war patrols 
U-542 7 Apr 1943 28 Nov 1943  (+)  1 patrol (39 days) 

Patrol info for Christian-Brandt Coester

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-542 21 Oct 1943  Kiel  28 Nov 1943  Sunk  Patrol 1,39 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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