Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 9,804 GRT
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 26,545 GRT
|Born||23 Sep 1916||Berlin|
|Died||8 Jun 2003||(86)||Bonn, Germany|
|U-59||Dec, 1941||15 Jul 1942||No war patrols|
|U-202||2 Sep 1942||2 Jun 1943||3 patrols (159 days)|
Crew of 1936
Günter Poser was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.
After the war he joined the Bundesmarine (Federal German Navy), and retired with the rank of Konteradmiral (Rear Admiral).
Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on post-war career.
Patrol info for Günter Poser
|1.||U-202||6 Sep 1942||Brest||25 Oct 1942||Brest||Patrol 1,||50 days|
|2.||U-202||12 Jan 1943||Brest||26 Mar 1943||Brest||Patrol 2,||74 days|
|3.||U-202||29 Apr 1943||Brest||2 Jun 1943||Sunk||Patrol 3,||35 days|
|3 patrols, 159 days at sea|
Ships hit by Günter Poser
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|1 Oct 1942||U-202||Achilles||1,815||nl|
|23 Feb 1943||U-202||Murena (d.)||8,252||nl||UC-1|
|23 Feb 1943||U-202||British Fortitude (d.)||8,482||br||UC-1|
|23 Feb 1943||U-202||Empire Norseman (d.)||9,811||br||UC-1|
|23 Feb 1943||U-202||Esso Baton Rouge||7,989||am||UC-1|
2 ships sunk (9,804 tons) and 3 ships damaged (26,545 tons).
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.