Helmut von Tippelskirch

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 37a)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  7 Dec 1917 Cuxhaven
Died  4 May 1943(25)west of Cape Ortegal


3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
21 Sep 1937 Seekadett
1 May 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-439 18 Feb 1943 4 May 1943  (+)  2 patrols (43 days) 

Patrol info for Helmut von Tippelskirch

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-439 22 Feb 1943  Brest  28 Mar 1943  Brest  Patrol 1,35 days
2. U-439 27 Apr 1943  Brest  4 May 1943  Sunk  Patrol 2,8 days
2 patrols, 43 days at sea

About ranks and decorations
Ranks shown in italics are our database inserts based on the rank dates of his crew comrades. The officers of each crew would normally have progressed through the lower ranks at the same rate.

Media links

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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