Werner Bender

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  28 Oct 1916 Stuttgart
Died  17 Oct 1943(26)Cape Farewell


Kriegsmarine crew book photo

Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

28 Oct 1941 Fleet War Badge
1942 Iron Cross 2nd Class
3 Apr 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-152 22 Jul 1941 30 Sep 1941   No war patrols 
U-841 6 Feb 1943 17 Oct 1943  (+)  1 patrol (14 days) 

Bender is listed in the 1938 Rankliste as being promoted to Oberfähnrich zur See on October 1, 1938. The 1940 Rangliste, however, lists Bender as a Leutnant zur See as of that date, with an a supplemental seniority number, suggesting he was became a Leutnant zur See soon after October 1, 1938 but his promotion was backdated for seniority purposes.

Patrol info for Werner Bender

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-841 26 Aug 1943  Kiel  1 Sep 1943  Bergen   7 days
2. U-841 9 Sep 1943  Bergen  10 Sep 1943  Trondheim   2 days
3. U-841 4 Oct 1943  Trondheim  17 Oct 1943  Sunk  Patrol 1,14 days


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