Werner Pietzsch

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,848 GRT

Born  30 Apr 1917 Potsdam
Died  5 Jun 2002(85)Esslingen, Germany


Ranks

5 Apr 1935 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1936 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jul 1942 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-523 25 Jun 1942 25 Aug 1943   4 patrols (85 days) 

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.

Patrol info for Werner Pietzsch

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-523 9 Feb 1943  Kiel  16 Apr 1943  Lorient  Patrol 1,67 days
2. U-523 22 May 1943  Lorient  26 May 1943  Lorient  Patrol 2,5 days
3. U-523 1 Aug 1943  Lorient  3 Aug 1943  Lorient  Patrol 3,3 days
4. U-523 16 Aug 1943  Lorient  25 Aug 1943  Sunk  Patrol 4,10 days
4 patrols, 85 days at sea

Ships hit by Werner Pietzsch

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
19 Mar 1943U-523 Mathew Luckenbach5,848amHX-229
 5,848

1 ship sunk (5,848 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


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders