Wilhelm Prehn

Oberleutnant zur See

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  23 Dec 1914 Langen-Jarchow, Mecklenburg

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1 Jul 1943 Leutnant zur See
1 Jul 1944 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-3034 31 Mar 1945 Apr, 1945   No war patrols 

Wilhelm Prehn, 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 Wilhelm Prehn

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

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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