Alfred John

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 38)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  5 May 1920 Altenkirchen, Westerwald
Died  19 Jan 2000(79)

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


1 Oct 1938 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1939 Kadett der Marineverwaltung
1 Dec 1939 Fähnrich der Marineverwaltung
1 Aug 1940 Oberfähnrich der Marineverwaltung
1 Apr 1941 Leutnant der Marineverwaltung
1 Jan 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-828 17 Jun 1944 5 May 1945   No war patrols 

John began his career in the Marineverwaltung (administrative and pay) branch before transferring to being a line officer in late 1942 or early 1943.

Alfred John on the tower

Patrol info for Alfred John

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

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

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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