Oberleutnant zur See (Crew X/39)
|Born||5 Jul 1920||Brochterbeck, Osnabrück|
|Died||28 Nov 1944||(24)||Baltic Sea|
|U-6||Jun, 1943||16 Apr 1944||No war patrols|
Alois König joined the Kriegsmarine in 1939. From Feb 1942 to April 1943 he served as the First Watch officer (1WO) on the U-410 in the North Atlantic. With this boat he went out on 3 patrols, 143 days at sea. During this time the boat sank 2 ships (11,345 tons) and damaged one (7,143 tons). He then went through the U-boat Commander course until May 1943.
Alois König died on the school boat U-80 in a diving accident on 28 Nov, 1944 west of Pillau, in position 54.25N, 19.50E. 50 dead (all hands lost).
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Patrol info for Alois König
This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.
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