Korvettenkapitän (Crew 34)
13 ships sunk, total tonnage 72,138 GRT
5 ships damaged, total tonnage 29,726 GRT
|Born||17 Dec 1913||Klein Stöckheim, Braunschweig|
|Died||16 Jul 1943||(29)||Middle Atlantic|
|U-67||3 Jul 1941||16 Jul 1943 (+)||7 patrols (423 days)|
Günther Müller-Stöckheim joined the Navy in April 1934. He served on the battleship Schlesien and as a training officer at the Marineschule Mürwik (naval academy) between 1938-40. In April 1940 he transferred to the U-boat force and, like some other U-boat officers who were later famous, in 1941 he served as a Watch Officer on U-123 (two patrols).
KrvtKpt. Müller-Stöckheim died when U-67 was sunk in the Sargasso Sea on 16 July 1943 by bombs from an Avenger aircraft from the US escort carrier USS Core. Only three of her crew of 51 survived (Niestlé, 1998).
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Patrol info for Günther Müller-Stöckheim
|1.||U-67||19 Aug 1941||Bergen||29 Aug 1941||Sunk||11 days|
|2.||U-67||14 Sep 1941||Lorient||16 Oct 1941||Sunk||Patrol 1,||33 days|
|3.||U-67||26 Nov 1941||Lorient||26 Dec 1941||Sunk||Patrol 2,||31 days|
|4.||U-67||19 Jan 1942||Lorient||30 Mar 1942||Sunk||Patrol 3,||71 days|
|5.||U-67||20 May 1942||Lorient||8 Aug 1942||Sunk||Patrol 4,||81 days|
|6.||U-67||16 Sep 1942||Lorient||21 Dec 1942||Sunk||Patrol 5,||97 days|
|7.||U-67||3 Mar 1943||Lorient||13 Apr 1943||Sunk||Patrol 6,||42 days|
|8.||U-67||10 May 1943||Lorient||16 Jul 1943||Sunk||Patrol 7,||68 days|
|7 patrols, 423 days at sea|
Ships hit by Günther Müller-Stöckheim
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.