Heinz Kummetat

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 37a)

3 ships sunk, total tonnage 4,510 GRT

Born  19 Nov 1918 Tilsit
Died  3 Aug 1943(24)north-east of Trinidad

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3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
21 Sep 1937 Seekadett
1 May 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-572 18 Dec 1942 3 Aug 1943  (+)  3 patrols (154 days) 

Patrol info for Heinz Kummetat

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-572 23 Dec 1942  La Pallice  11 Feb 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 1,51 days
2. U-572 10 Mar 1943  La Pallice  18 Apr 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 2,40 days
3. U-572 2 Jun 1943  La Pallice  3 Aug 1943  Sunk  Patrol 3,63 days
3 patrols, 154 days at sea

Ships hit by Heinz Kummetat

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
22 Jun 1943U-572 Lot4,220frUGS-10
14 Jul 1943U-572 Harvard114br
15 Jul 1943U-572 Gilbert B. Walters176br

3 ships sunk (4,510 tons).

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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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