Georg von Bitter

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew X/39)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  23 Mar 1921 Hötensleben, Helmstedt
Died  13 Jan 1945(23)Kiel (fire on barracks ship Daressalam)


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


29 Apr 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939
29 Apr 1942 Iron Cross 2nd Class
27 Aug 1942 Iron Cross 1st Class
16 Sep 1944 U-boat Front Clasp

U-boat Commands

U-750 29 Sep 1943 31 Aug 1944   No war patrols 

Fire aboard the barracks ship Daressalam
On 13 Jan. 1945 a fire broke out on the naval Wohnschiffes (accommodation ship) Daressalam in Kiel harbour. Three U-boat commanders died In the fire: Oblt. Georg von Bitter and the Knights Cross winners KrvKpt. Wilhelm Franken and Kptlt. Siegfried Lüdden (Busch & Röll, 1999).

Patrol info for Georg von Bitter

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

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

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