Ernst Kröning

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 32)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  13 Jan 1905 Elbing
Died  1 Mar 1942(37)Atlantic

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1 Sep 1935 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1936 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1937 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Kapitänleutnant
1 Mar 1942 Korvettenkapitän


U-boat Commands

U-656 17 Sep 1941 1 Mar 1942  (+)  2 patrols (40 days) 

Though Kröning is often listed as being part of Crew 25, he apparently began his officer training far later than that and his later promotions are in line with Crew 32. It’s likely that Kröning served in the Reichsmarine as a sailor for several years before being selected as an officer candidate.

Patrol info for Ernst Kröning

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-656 15 Jan 1942  Kiel  28 Jan 1942  Brest  Patrol 1,14 days
2. U-656 4 Feb 1942  Brest  1 Mar 1942  Sunk  Patrol 2,26 days
2 patrols, 40 days at sea

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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