Paul Frerks

Matrose I. d.R. (entry, Jahrgang 39)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  25 Jun 1908
Died  2 Aug 1963(55)Haderslev, Denmark

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7 Sep 1939 Rekrut
1 Feb 1940 Bootsmannsmaat d.R.
1 Jul 1940 Bootsmann d.R.
1 Nov 1940 Leutnant zur See der Reserve
1 Jan 1943 Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve
1 Jul 1944 Matrose I. d.R.


25 Dec 1940 Minesweeper War Badge
14 Apr 1941 Iron Cross 2nd Class
12 Oct 1941 Iron Cross 1st Class
2 Sep 1943 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-66 6 Aug 1943 1 Sep 1943   No war patrols 
U-975 17 Nov 1943 16 Mar 1944   No war patrols 

Oblt. Paul Frerks was relieved of command and reduced to the ranks after a disciplinary judgment. He then went to serve with the 1 UAA training unit during June - July 1944. After that little is known (Busch & Röll, 1999).

He is reported missing since 2 Aug 1963.


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

Patrol info for Paul Frerks

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

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

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