Alois König

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew X/39)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  5 Jul 1920 Brochterbeck, Osnabrück
Died  28 Nov 1944(24)Baltic Sea


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Ranks

16 Sep 1939 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1940 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1941 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1942 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1943 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
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.

From June 1943 to 16 April 1944 Alois König commanded the small "duck" school boat U-6. He then served as an instructor with the 1st ULD from May to Nov 1944.

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).

Sources

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.
Rohwer, J. (1998). Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two.

Patrol info for Alois König

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

Ships hit by Alois König

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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


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders