Friedrich Baumgärtel

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 40)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  24 Mar 1923 Allenstein, East Prussia
Died  28 Feb 1988(64)Dassendorf, Germany

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23 Sep 1940 Offiziersanwärter
1 Aug 1941 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1942 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1943 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1944 Oberleutnant zur See


24 Apr 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939
5 Oct 1943 U-boat Front Clasp
9 Dec 1943 Iron Cross 2nd Class
Apr 1944 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-17 22 Dec 1944 6 Feb 1945   No war patrols 
U-142 7 Feb 1945 5 May 1945   No war patrols 

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.

Patrol info for Friedrich Baumgärtel

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

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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