Helmut Sommer

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  24 Aug 1914 Breslau
Died  17 Sep 1973(59)


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Ranks

5 Apr 1935Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1936Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1938Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1934Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939Oberleutnant zur See
1 Aug 1942Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd Class
 Iron Cross 1st Class
3 Aug 1944German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-139 1 Jul 1942 30 Sep 1942   No war patrols 
U-78 Nov, 1942 16 May 1943   No war patrols 
U-853 25 Jun 1943 9 Jul 1944   1 patrol (67 days) 

Patrol info for Helmut Sommer


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-853 11 Apr 1944  Kiel  14 Apr 1944  Kiel   4 days
2. U-853 20 Apr 1944  Kiel  22 Apr 1944  Marviken   3 days
3. U-853 25 Apr 1944  Marviken  26 Apr 1944  Bergen   2 days
4. U-853 29 Apr 1944  Bergen  4 Jul 1944  Lorient  Patrol 1,67 days

Ships hit by Helmut Sommer

No entries found.


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