Erich Mäder

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)


Successes
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,920 tons

Born  3 Oct 1915 Beuchlitz, Halle, Saxony
Died  20 Oct 1943(28)Central North Atlantic


Kriegsmarine crew book photo

Ranks

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

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-378 12 Oct 1942 20 Oct 1943  (+)  4 patrols (149 days) 

Patrol info for Erich Mäder

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-378 17 Oct 1942  Skjomenford  19 Oct 1942  Trondheim   3 days
2. U-378 7 Nov 1942  Trondheim  9 Nov 1942  Skjomenford   3 days
3. U-378 11 Nov 1942  Skjomenford  12 Dec 1942  Narvik  Patrol 1,32 days
4. U-378 15 Dec 1942  Narvik  17 Dec 1942  Trondheim   3 days
5. U-378 7 Mar 1943  Trondheim  12 Mar 1943  Hammerfest   6 days
6. U-378 15 Mar 1943  Hammerfest  1 Apr 1943  Trondheim  Patrol 2,18 days
7. U-378 12 Apr 1943  Trondheim  4 Jun 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 3,54 days
8. U-378 6 Sep 1943  La Pallice  20 Oct 1943    Patrol 4,45 days
4 patrols, 149 days at sea

Ships hit by Erich Mäder

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
8 Oct 1943U-378 ORP Orkan1,920poSC-143
 1,920

1 ship sunk (1,920 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.


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


U-Boat Attack Logs

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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

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