Dietrich Gengelbach

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)

1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,190 tons

Born  7 Oct 1914 Salzwedel
Died  19 Dec 1941(27)North Atlantic

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


8 Apr 1934 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1935 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1937 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1937 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jan 1942 Kapitänleutnant (posthumous)


U-boat Commands

U-574 12 Jun 1941 19 Dec 1941  (+)  1 patrol (42 days) 

Patrol info for Dietrich Gengelbach

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-574 8 Nov 1941  Kiel  19 Dec 1941  Sunk  Patrol 1,42 days

Ships hit by Dietrich Gengelbach

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
19 Dec 1941U-574 HMS Stanley (I 73)1,190brHG-76

1 ship sunk (1,190 tons).

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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

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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