Günter Eppen

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 33)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  27 Aug 1912 Winsen, Lühe
Died  31 Jan 1943(30)North Atlantic

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1 Apr 1933 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1934 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1936 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1936 Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1938 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1941 Kapitänleutnant


30 Dec 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-519 7 May 1942 31 Jan 1943  (+)  2 patrols (76 days) 

Patrol info for Günter Eppen

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-519 17 Oct 1942  Kiel  29 Dec 1942  Lorient  Patrol 1,74 days
2. U-519 30 Jan 1943  Lorient  31 Jan 1943  Sunk  Patrol 2,2 days
2 patrols, 76 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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