Oberleutnant zur See (Crew XII/39)
|Born||5 Dec 1921||Elbing|
|Died||14 Jun 1945||(23)||Flensburg, Germany|
|U-720||1 Apr 1944||22 Nov 1944||No war patrols|
Walter Boldt joined the Kriegsmarine in 1939. From Aug 1942 to Jan 1944 he served as First Watch Officer (1WO). During Jan to March 1944 he went through U-boat commander training at the 3rd ULD and 23rd flotilla.
On 1 April 1944 he took command of U-720. He left the boat on 22 Nov and served with the 21st Flotilla until Jan 1945. In Feb he became an instructor with 1st ULD until March, when he underwent U-boat commander sea training on the new type XXI Elektro boat U-3033 from 8 March until 4 May 1945, when the boat was scuttled.
He suffered an accidental death in an explosion onboard the ship Danube at Mürwik, Flensburg, Germany.
Busch, R and Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Patrol info for Walter Boldt
This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.
About ranks and decorations
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