Gerhard Conrad

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew XII/39)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  18 Aug 1922 Berlin-Karlshorst
Died  26 Jul 1944(21)English Channel


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Ranks

1 Dec 1939 Offiziersanwärter
1 Nov 1940 Fähnrich zur See
1 Nov 1941 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1942 Leutnant zur See
1 Dec 1943 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

4 Feb 1943 U-boat War Badge 1939
23 May 1943 Iron Cross 2nd Class
1944 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-214 Jul, 1944 26 Jul 1944  (+)  1 patrol (5 days) 

Oblt. Gerhard Conrad was one of the youngest U-boat commanders during WWII when he left for his patrol with U-214 from Brest, France on 9 Sept 1944. He was only 21 years old at the time (Busch & Röll, 1999). He died along with his entire crew when his boat was sunk 5 days later in the English Channel (Niestlé, 1998).

Sources

Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.

Patrol info for Gerhard Conrad

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-214 22 Jul 1944  Brest  26 Jul 1944  Sunk  Patrol 1,5 days


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