Diethelm Balke

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37b)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  22 Sep 1919


Ranks

9 Oct 1937 Offiziersanwärter
1 Apr 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 May 1940 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1942 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jan 1945 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

1941 Iron Cross 2nd Class
1941 Luftwaffe Observer Badge
3 May 1943 U-boat War Badge 1939
1943 Iron Cross 1st Class
29 Dec 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

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U-991 29 Jul 1943 9 May 1945   1 patrol (73 days) 

Patrol info for Diethelm Balke

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-991 5 Oct 1944  Kiel  7 Oct 1944  Horten   3 days
2. U-991 11 Oct 1944  Horten  12 Oct 1944  Kristiansand   2 days
3. U-991 15 Oct 1944  Kristiansand  26 Dec 1944  Bergen  Patrol 1,73 days
4. U-991 27 Dec 1944  Bergen  29 Dec 1944  Marviken   3 days
5. U-991 2 Jan 1945  Marviken  4 Jan 1945  Flensburg   3 days
6. U-991 20 Apr 1945  Kiel  27 Apr 1945  Horten   8 days
7. U-991 29 Apr 1945  Horten  4 May 1945  Bergen, Norway   6 days

Ships hit by Diethelm Balke

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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