Dieter Erdmann

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 38)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  11 Apr 1920 Görlitz
Died  21 Dec 1996(76)Rheinbach, Germany

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


1 Oct 1938 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1939 Seekadett
1 Dec 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1941 Leutnant zur See
1 Jan 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


1940 Minesweeper War Badge
1942 Iron Cross 2nd Class
2 Jul 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-555 5 Oct 1942 30 Nov 1943   No war patrols 
U-904 1 Dec 1943 15 Jun 1944   No war patrols 

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.

Patrol info for Dieter Erdmann

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

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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