Oberleutnant zur See
No ships sunk or damaged.
|Born ||11 Jan 1914|| ||Heide, Holstein|
|Died ||24 Jun 1944||(30)||Norwegian Sea|
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|1 Oct 1940|| ||Fähnrich zur See|
|1 Apr 1942|| ||Leutnant zur See|
|1 Dec 1943|| ||Oberleutnant zur See|
|U-1225 ||10 Nov 1943 ||24 Jun 1944 (+)|| 1 patrol (5 days) |
Ernst Sauerberg, possibly someone elevated from the enlisted ranks to officer status during the war, did not belong to Crew 34 as is often claimed. He may have been belatedly attached to the Crew for mere administrative purposes by the Navy’s personnel office, but he did not share the common training experience of the Crew’s regular members (Rust, 2009).
Rust, E. (2009) E-mail correspondence. Author of Naval Officers under Hitler.
Patrol info for Ernst Sauerberg
| ||U-boat ||Departure
||Arrival|| || ||
||17 Jun 1944 ||Kiel
||19 Jun 1944 ||Kristiansand
|| ||3 days||
||20 Jun 1944 ||Kristiansand
||24 Jun 1944 ||Sunk
||Patrol 1,||5 days||
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