Willy Ohlenburg

Oberleutnant zur See

1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,000 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 441 tons

Born  12 Mar 1915 Stiddien, Braunschweig
Died  4 May 1964(49)

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1 Dec 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-19 3 Dec 1943 6 Sep 1944   5 patrols (130 days, * did not finish patrol) 

Willy Ohlenburg, possibly promoted to officer status during the war, did not belong to Crew 34. He may have been belatedly attached to the Crew for administrative purposes by the Navy’s personnel office, but he did not share the common training experience of the Crew’s regular members nor did he participate in any Crew events, such as reunions after the war (Rust, 2009).


Rust, E. (2009) E-mail correspondence. Author of Naval Officers under Hitler.

Patrol info for Willy Ohlenburg

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-19 22 Dec 1943  Konstanza  19 Jan 1944  Konstanza  Patrol 1,29 days
2. U-19 10 Feb 1944  Konstanza  7 Mar 1944  Konstanza  Patrol 2,27 days
3. U-19 10 Apr 1944  Konstanza  6 May 1944  Konstanza  Patrol 3,27 days
4. U-19 6 Jun 1944  Konstanza  8 Jul 1944  Konstanza  Patrol 4,33 days
5. U-19 25 Aug 1944  Konstanza  7 Sep 1944  *at sea*  Patrol 5,14 days
5 patrols, 130 days at sea

Ships hit by Willy Ohlenburg

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
27 Jun 1944U-19 Barzha (No 75)1,000sj
2 Sep 1944U-19 BTSC-410 Vzryv (No 25)441sj

2 ships sunk (1,441 tons).

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

(£ 38.25)

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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