Günter Poser

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)

2 ships sunk, total tonnage 9,804 GRT
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 26,545 GRT

Born  23 Sep 1916 Berlin
Died  8 Jun 2003(86)Bonn, Germany

Kriegsmarine crew book photo


3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1940 Leutnant zur See
1 Feb 1943 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-59 Dec, 1941 15 Jul 1942   No war patrols 
U-202 2 Sep 1942 2 Jun 1943   3 patrols (159 days) 

Günter Poser on the conning tower.

Crew of 1936

Günter Poser 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.

After the war he joined the Bundesmarine (Federal German Navy), and retired with the rank of Konteradmiral (Rear Admiral).

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on post-war career.

Patrol info for Günter Poser

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-202 6 Sep 1942  Brest  25 Oct 1942  Brest  Patrol 1,50 days
2. U-202 12 Jan 1943  Brest  26 Mar 1943  Brest  Patrol 2,74 days
3. U-202 29 Apr 1943  Brest  2 Jun 1943  Sunk  Patrol 3,35 days
3 patrols, 159 days at sea

Ships hit by Günter Poser

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
1 Oct 1942U-202 Achilles1,815nl
23 Feb 1943U-202 Murena (d.)8,252nlUC-1
23 Feb 1943U-202 British Fortitude (d.)8,482brUC-1
23 Feb 1943U-202 Empire Norseman (d.)9,811brUC-1
23 Feb 1943U-202 Esso Baton Rouge7,989amUC-1

2 ships sunk (9,804 tons) and 3 ships damaged (26,545 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

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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