Ulrich Pietsch

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)


Successes
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,350 tons

Born  5 Dec 1915 Laurahütte, Upper Silesia
Died  22 Aug 1944(28)Barents Sea


Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Oct 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
31 Aug 1944 German Cross in Gold (posthumous)

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-344 26 Mar 1943 22 Aug 1944  (+)  3 patrols (67 days) 

Crew of 1936

Ulrich Pietsch was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.

Patrol info for Ulrich Pietsch

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-344 27 Apr 1944  Kiel  1 May 1944  Flekkefjord   5 days
2. U-344 14 May 1944  Flekkefjord  15 May 1944  Bergen   2 days
3. U-344 20 May 1944  Bergen  27 May 1944  Narvik  Patrol 1,8 days
4. U-344 31 May 1944  Narvik  8 Jul 1944  Bogenbucht  Patrol 2,39 days
5. U-344 3 Aug 1944  Bogenbucht  22 Aug 1944  Sunk  Patrol 3,20 days
3 patrols, 67 days at sea

Ships hit by Ulrich Pietsch

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
21 Aug 1944U-344 HMS Kite (U 87)1,350brJW-59
 1,350

1 ship sunk (1,350 tons).

Legend
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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


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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

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