William Holpert

Oberleutnant zur See

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  11 Jun 1914 London, England
Died  14 Mar 1945(30)The Minches


1 Oct 1942 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-1021 25 May 1944 14 Mar 1945  (+)  1 patrol (23 days) 

William Holpert, possibly promoted to officer status during the war, did not belong to Crew 34. He may have been belatedly attached to the Crew for administrative purposes by the Navy’s personnel office, but he did not share the common training experience of the Crew’s regular members nor did he participate in any Crew events (Rust, 2009).


Rust, E. (2009) E-mail correspondence. Author of Naval Officers under Hitler.

Patrol info for William Holpert

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-1021 4 Feb 1945  Kiel  8 Feb 1945  Horten   5 days
2. U-1021 10 Feb 1945  Horten  13 Feb 1945  Bergen   4 days
3. U-1021 16 Feb 1945  Bergen  19 Feb 1945  Bergen   4 days
4. U-1021 20 Feb 1945  Bergen  14 Mar 1945  Sunk  Patrol 1,23 days

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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