Wolfgang von Eickstedt

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  1 Dec 1915 Stettin
Died  5 Apr 1988(72)


Ranks

5 Apr 1935 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1936 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jan 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

5 Feb 1942 Iron Cross 2nd Class
5 Mar 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939
17 Nov 1944 U-boat Front Clasp
20 Dec 1944 Iron Cross 1st Class
20 Apr 1945 U-boat Front Clasp in Silver
27 Aug 1945 Lappland Shield

U-boat Commands

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U-668 16 Nov 1942 Apr, 1945   6 patrols (199 days) 

Patrol info for Wolfgang von Eickstedt

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-668 1 Apr 1944  Kiel  2 Apr 1944  Kristiansand-Marviken   2 days
2. U-668 13 May 1944  Kristiansand-Marviken  14 May 1944  Bergen   2 days
3. U-668 14 May 1944  Bergen  18 May 1944  Skjomenfjord   5 days
4. U-668 22 May 1944  Skjomenfjord  25 Jun 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 1,35 days
5. U-668 6 Jul 1944  Hammerfest  7 Jul 1944  Narvik   2 days
6. U-668 19 Jul 1944  Narvik  27 Aug 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 2,40 days
7. U-668 14 Sep 1944  Hammerfest  3 Oct 1944  Bogenbucht  Patrol 3,20 days
8. U-668 14 Oct 1944  Bogenbucht  14 Oct 1944  Narvik   1 days
9. U-668 15 Oct 1944  Narvik  11 Nov 1944  Harstad  Patrol 4,28 days
10. U-668 22 Nov 1944  Harstad  19 Dec 1944  Bogenbucht  Patrol 5,28 days
11. U-668 1 Mar 1945  Narvik  17 Apr 1945  Narvik  Patrol 6,48 days
12. U-668 12 May 1945  Narvik  12 May 1945  Skjomenfjord   1 days
13. U-668 15 May 1945  Skjomenfjord  19 May 1945  Loch Eriboll, UK   5 days
6 patrols, 199 days at sea


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