Horst Elfe

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  23 Apr 1917 Allenstein, East Prussia
Died  20 Jul 2008(91)Berlin, Germany


Horst Elfe on the tower of U-139 in 1941

Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

22 Jul 1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
6 Aug 1940 U-boat War Badge 1939
Nov 1940 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-139 21 Dec 1940 5 Oct 1941   2 patrols (25 days) 
U-93 6 Oct 1941 15 Jan 1942   2 patrols (59 days) 

Patrol info for Horst Elfe

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-139 16 Jul 1941  Oxhöft  22 Jul 1941  Windau   7 days
2. U-139 23 Jul 1941  Windau  24 Jul 1941  Windau   2 days
3. U-139 29 Jul 1941  Windau  18 Aug 1941  Stormelö  Patrol 1,21 days
4. U-139 28 Aug 1941  Stormelö  31 Aug 1941  Gotenhafen  Patrol 2,4 days
5. U-93 18 Oct 1941  St. Nazaire  21 Nov 1941  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,35 days
6. U-93 23 Dec 1941  St. Nazaire  15 Jan 1942  Sunk  Patrol 4,24 days
4 patrols, 84 days at sea


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