Korvettenkapitän (Crew 33)
|Born||25 Dec 1913||Berlin-Charlottenburg|
|Died||12 Oct 1942||(28)||North Atlantic|
|U-6||Mar, 1941||Sep, 1941||No war patrols|
|U-597||20 Nov 1941||12 Oct 1942 (+)||2 patrols (78 days)|
Eberhard Bopst joined the Kreigsmarine in Sept 1933 and prior to transferring to the U-boat section served on the Destroyers, the Georg Thiele as 3rd Watch officer 1936-1937, the Leberecht MaaB 1937-1938 and the Bernd Von Arnim from Dec 1938-1940.
On his last destroyer he saw action in Spain during the Spanish Civil war receiving the Spanish Cross in Silver and he then much later took part in the Battle of Narvik where he was awarded with the Narvik Shield.
After his time in Narvik he returned to Germany and joined the U-boat Arm in July 1940.
His boat displayed the Edelweiss Emblem which may be due to the time he spent as a child in the mountains of Bavaria.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Patrol info for Eberhard Bopst
|1.||U-597||27 Jun 1942||Kiel||16 Aug 1942||Brest||Patrol 1,||51 days|
|2.||U-597||16 Sep 1942||Brest||12 Oct 1942||Sunk||Patrol 2,||27 days|
|2 patrols, 78 days at sea|
Ships hit by Eberhard Bopst
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About ranks and decorations
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