Oberleutnant zur See (Crew XII/39)
No ships sunk or damaged.
|Born ||27 Mar 1922|| ||Berlin-Schöneberg|
|Died ||11 Feb 1944||(21)||North Atlantic|
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|1 Dec 1939|| ||Offiziersanwärter|
|1 Nov 1940|| ||Fähnrich zur See|
|1 Nov 1941|| ||Oberfähnrich zur See|
|1 Apr 1942|| ||Leutnant zur See|
|1 Dec 1943|| ||Oberleutnant zur See|
|U-283 ||16 Aug 1943 ||11 Feb 1944 (+)|| 1 patrol (30 days) |
Oblt. Günter Ney was one of the youngest U-boat commanders during WWII when he left for his patrol with U-283 from Kiel. He was little under 22 years old at the time. He died along with his entire crew when the boat was sunk 30 days later (Niestlé, 1998).
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.
Patrol info for Günter Ney
| ||U-boat ||Departure
||Arrival|| || ||
||13 Jan 1944 ||Kiel
||11 Feb 1944 ||Sunk
||Patrol 1,||30 days||
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