Wolfgang Aldegarmann

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew X/39)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  24 Jun 1916 Hameln
Died  6 Dec 1944(28)


Ranks

4 Sep 1939 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1940 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1941 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1942 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1943 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
1941 Minesweeper War Badge
1942 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
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.

Sources

Busch, R & Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.

Patrol info for Wolfgang Aldegarmann

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
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


About ranks and decorations
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links


U-297

Skinner, Richard W.


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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders