Heinrich Besold

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew X/39)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  18 Oct 1920 Nürnberg

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


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


29 Oct 1944 Iron Cross 2nd Class
29 Oct 1944 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-1308 17 Jan 1945 1 May 1945   No war patrols 

Besold began his career in the weapons branch before transferring to being a line officer.

Patrol info for Heinrich Besold

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

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

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