Oberleutnant zur See (Crew X/39)
|Born||24 Jun 1916||Hameln|
|Died||6 Dec 1944||(28)|
|U-297||17 Nov 1943||6 Dec 1944 (+)||1 patrol (12 days)|
Wolfgang Aldegarmann joined the Kriegsmarine in 1939. From April 1940 to Jan 1943 he served as WO (Watch Officer) with several minesweeping units. He went though U-boat training from Jan to July 1943.
Following U-boat commander training and Baubelehrung (U-boat construction familiarization) July to Nov 1943, he commissioned U-297 on 17 Nov 1943. He was lost with his entire crew when U-297 was sunk 12 days into the first patrol by depth charges from a Sunderland off the Orkney Isles on 6 Dec 1944.
Busch, R & Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Patrol info for Wolfgang Aldegarmann
|1.||U-297||11 Nov 1944||Kiel||18 Nov 1944||Horten||8 days|
|2.||U-297||25 Nov 1944||Horten||6 Dec 1944||Sunk||Patrol 1,||12 days|
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