Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 348 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,386 GRT
1 auxiliary warship damaged, total tonnage 5,969 GRT
|Born||14 Nov 1916||Sande near Paderborn|
|Died||23 Jan 1982||(65)|
|U-979||20 May 1943||24 May 1945||3 patrols (184 days)|
Patrol info for Johannes Meermeier
|1.||U-979||6 Aug 1944||Kiel||8 Aug 1944||Horten||3 days|
|2.||U-979||14 Aug 1944||Horten||10 Oct 1944||Trondheim||Patrol 1,||58 days|
|3.||U-979||9 Nov 1944||Trondheim||16 Jan 1945||Stavanger||Patrol 2,||69 days|
|4.||U-979||26 Mar 1945||Bergen||29 Mar 1945||Bergen||4 days|
|5.||U-979||29 Mar 1945||Bergen||24 May 1945||Sunk||Patrol 3,||57 days|
|3 patrols, 184 days at sea|
Ships hit by Johannes Meermeier
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|22 Sep 1944||U-979||USS Yukon (AF 9) (d.)||5,969||am|
|2 May 1945||U-979||HMS Ebor Wyke (FY 1601)||348||br|
|5 May 1945||U-979||Empire Unity (d.)||6,386||br||RU-161|
1 ship sunk (348 tons) and 2 ships damaged (12,355 tons).
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.
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