Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)
No ships sunk or damaged.
|Born ||11 Sep 1914|| ||Balve, Westphalia|
|Died ||28 Jul 1943||(28)||east of Shetland Islands|
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|5 Apr 1935|| ||Offiziersanwärter|
|1 Jul 1936|| ||Fähnrich zur See|
|1 Jan 1938|| ||Oberfähnrich zur See|
|1 Apr 1938|| ||Leutnant zur See|
|1 Oct 1939|| ||Oberleutnant zur See|
|1 Oct 1942|| ||Kapitänleutnant|
|U-647 ||5 Nov 1942 ||28 Jul 1943 (+)|| 1 patrol (7 days) |
Willi Hertin took his boat, U-647, out from Kiel, Germany on his first patrol as U-boat commander on 22 July 1943. The boat was listed as missing 6 days later north of the Shetland Islands, position unknown, possibly mined (Niestlé, 1998).
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.
Patrol info for Willi Hertin
| ||U-boat ||Departure
||Arrival|| || ||
||22 Jul 1943 ||Kiel
||28 Jul 1943 ||Sunk
||Patrol 1,||7 days||
Ships hit by Willi Hertin
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