Wolfgang Ley

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 38)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 14,395 GRT

Born  21 Jun 1920 Krefeld
Died  2 Feb 1990(69)


Oblt. Wolfgang Ley on the bridge

Ranks

1 Oct 1938 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1939 Seekadett
1 Dec 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1941 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1943 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-61 10 Nov 1942 15 Sep 1943   No war patrols 
U-310 27 Sep 1943 9 May 1945   6 patrols (128 days) 

Patrol info for Wolfgang Ley

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-310 12 Jun 1944  Kiel  14 Jun 1944  Marviken   3 days
2. U-310 24 Aug 1944  Marviken  25 Aug 1944  Egersund   2 days
3. U-310 13 Sep 1944  Egersund  21 Sep 1944  Narvik  Patrol 1,9 days
4. U-310 25 Sep 1944  Narvik  3 Oct 1944  Narvik  Patrol 2,9 days
5. U-310 14 Oct 1944  Narvik  11 Nov 1944  Harstad  Patrol 3,29 days
6. U-310 22 Nov 1944  Harstad  14 Dec 1944  Harstad  Patrol 4,23 days
7. U-310 25 Dec 1944  Harstad  5 Jan 1945  Bogenbucht  Patrol 5,12 days
8. U-310 13 Feb 1945  Bogenbucht  30 Mar 1945  Harstad  Patrol 6,46 days
9. U-310 3 Apr 1945  Harstad  7 Apr 1945  Trondheim   5 days
6 patrols, 128 days at sea

Ships hit by Wolfgang Ley

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
29 Sep 1944U-310 Edward H. Crockett7,176amRA-60
29 Sep 1944U-310 Samsuva7,219brRA-60
 14,395

2 ships sunk (14,395 tons).


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