Max Bernd Dieterich

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  6 Sep 1914 Mannheim
Died  24 Dec 1980(66)Düsseldorf, Germany

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


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 Apr 1942 Kapitänleutnant


1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
30 Nov 1941 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-78 Feb, 1942 30 Jun 1942   No war patrols 
U-637 27 Aug 1942 22 Feb 1943   No war patrols 

Max Bernd Dieterich was wounded several times during his war service. He later joined the Federal German Bundesmarine, and reached the rank of Fregattenkapitän before retiring. (Rust, 2009).


Rust, E. (2009) E-mail correspondence. Author of Naval Officers under Hitler.

Patrol info for Max Bernd Dieterich

This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.

About ranks and decorations
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Media links

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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