Siegfried Atzinger

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  22 Oct 1916 Amberg, Bavaria
Died  30 Mar 1954(37)


3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jul 1943 Kapitänleutnant


1941 Iron Cross 2nd Class
22 Jun 1941 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-48 Aug, 1941 Sep, 1942   No war patrols 
U-262 Sep, 1942 Oct, 1942   No war patrols 

Crew of 1936

Siegfried Atzinger was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.

Patrol info for Siegfried Atzinger

This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.

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

Media links


Franz Kurowski
($ 35.36)

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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