Oberleutnant zur See (Crew XII/39)
No ships sunk or damaged.
|Born ||18 Aug 1922|| ||Berlin-Karlshorst|
|Died ||26 Jul 1944||(21)||English Channel|
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|1 Dec 1939|| ||Offiziersanwärter|
|1 Nov 1940|| ||Fähnrich zur See|
|1 Nov 1941|| ||Oberfähnrich zur See|
|1 Apr 1942|| ||Leutnant zur See|
|1 Dec 1943|| ||Oberleutnant zur See|
|U-214 ||Jul, 1944 ||26 Jul 1944 (+)|| 1 patrol (5 days) |
Oblt. Gerhard Conrad was one of the youngest U-boat commanders during WWII when he left for his patrol with U-214 from Brest, France on 9 Sept 1944. He was only 21 years old at the time (Busch & Röll, 1999). He died along with his entire crew when his boat was sunk 5 days later in the English Channel (Niestlé, 1998).
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.
Patrol info for Gerhard Conrad
| ||U-boat ||Departure
||Arrival|| || ||
||22 Jul 1944 ||Brest
||26 Jul 1944 ||Sunk
||Patrol 1,||5 days||
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