Günter La Baume

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 29)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,082 GRT

Born  29 Apr 1911 Danzig
Died  1 Apr 1944(32)Barents Sea


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Ranks

1 Apr 1929 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jan 1931 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1933 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1933 Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1935 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Aug 1938 Kapitänleutnant
1 Apr 1943 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

6 Jun 1939 Spanish Cross in Bronze without Swords
30 Jan 1941 War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords
22 Jul 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939
22 Jul 1942 Iron Cross 2nd Class
6 Aug 1943 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-355 29 Oct 1941 1 Apr 1944  (+)  9 patrols (211 days) 

Patrol info for Günter La Baume

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-355 1 Jun 1942  Kiel  6 Jun 1942  Skjomenfjord   6 days
2. U-355 16 Jun 1942  Skjomenfjord  12 Jul 1942  Narvik  Patrol 1,27 days
3. U-355 25 Jul 1942  Narvik  24 Aug 1942  Narvik  Patrol 2,31 days
4. U-355 26 Aug 1942  Narvik  29 Aug 1942  Bergen   4 days
5. U-355 6 Oct 1942  Bergen  9 Oct 1942  Trondheim   4 days
6. U-355 11 Nov 1942  Trondheim  13 Nov 1942  Bergen   3 days
7. U-355 26 Jan 1943  Bergen  29 Jan 1943  Narvik   4 days
8. U-355 2 Feb 1943  Narvik  6 Mar 1943  Narvik  Patrol 3,33 days
9. U-355 17 Mar 1943  Narvik  17 Apr 1943  Hammerfest  Patrol 4,32 days
10. U-355 27 Apr 1943  Hammerfest  29 Apr 1943  Trondheim   3 days
11. U-355 6 Jul 1943  Trondheim  5 Aug 1943  Narvik  Patrol 5,31 days
12. U-355 16 Aug 1943  Narvik  5 Sep 1943  Hammerfest  Patrol 6,21 days
13. U-355 6 Sep 1943  Hammerfest  9 Sep 1943  Hammerfest  Patrol 7,4 days
14. U-355 2 Oct 1943  Hammerfest  25 Oct 1943  Hammerfest  Patrol 8,24 days
15. U-355 27 Oct 1943  Hammerfest  28 Oct 1943  Narvik   2 days
16. U-355 31 Oct 1943  Narvik  2 Nov 1943  Trondheim   3 days
17. U-355 4 Nov 1943  Trondheim  7 Nov 1943  Bergen   4 days
18. U-355 20 Mar 1944  Bergen  23 Mar 1944  Narvik   4 days
19. U-355 25 Mar 1944  Narvik  1 Apr 1944    Patrol 9,8 days
9 patrols, 211 days at sea

Ships hit by Günter La Baume

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
7 Jul 1942U-355 Hartlebury5,082brPQ-17
 5,082

1 ship sunk (5,082 tons).

Legend
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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