Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37b)
No ships sunk or damaged.
|Born ||5 Apr 1919|| ||Kassel|
|Died ||16 Dec 2002||(83)||Murnau|
Kriegsmarine Crew photo
|9 Oct 1937||Offiziersanwärter|
|1 Apr 1939||Fähnrich zur See|
|1 Mar 1940||Oberfähnrich zur See|
|1 May 1940||Leutnant zur See|
|1 Apr 1942||Oberleutnant zur See|
|1 Jan 1945||Kapitänleutnant|
|U-38 ||5 Jan 1943 ||22 Aug 1943 || No war patrols |
Herbert Laubert was Second and then First Watch Officer (IWO) on the famous U-125 from Jan 1941 to Nov 1942. He sailed on this boat during the Operation Drumbeat mission in Jan 1942.
He was transferred of U-125 six months before she was lost with all hands on 6 May 1943 (Niestlé, 1998). By then Laubert had taken command of the famous U-boat U-38.
Herbet Laubert was marked as the commander of the new type XXI boat U 3048 but that boat was never commissioned (Busch & Röll, 1998).
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.
Ships hit by Helmut Laubert
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.