Willy Mattke


No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  25 Jan 1909 Graudenz
Died  16 Jan 1944(34)North Atlantic


1 Nov 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jan 1944 Korvettenkapitän


28 Apr 1940 U-boat War Badge 1939
28 Apr 1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class

U-boat Commands

U-61 5 Nov 1940 4 May 1941   No war patrols 
U-544 5 May 1943 16 Jan 1944  (+)  1 patrol (69 days) 

Though listed as Crew 28 in some sources, Mattke is not listed in the 1938 Rangliste. Mattke apparently received a direct commission after previously serving as an enlisted sailor.

Patrol info for Willy Mattke

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-544 9 Nov 1943  Kiel  16 Jan 1944  Sunk  Patrol 1,69 days

Ships hit by Willy Mattke

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Media links

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

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